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Zack Greinke, who was out with elbow discomfort and forearm stiffness, received an injection after being examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
The team doctor gave Greinke an injection of platelet-rich plasma and anti-inflammatory medication. The pitcher has been prescribed rest for two to three days and then a return to a progressive throwing program.
ElAttrache’s diagnosis confirmed an MRI taken last week that Greinke had no structural ligament or tendon damage in the elbow, which has bothered him since his last start March 1.
Greinke has told the team he’s dealt with similar elbow issues in the past that never kept him from missing a start.
Greinke rested for a couple of days before beginning a progressive throwing program.
While it’s fantastic to see a confirmation of no serious structural or ligament damage, it’s still concerning that Greinke’s elbow is acting up.
For his part, Greinke chose not to speculate on the exact extent of the injury or self-diagnose:
“I didn’t really know e...
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Zack Greinke signed a large deal to join the Los Angeles Dodgers but money does not necessarily go hand and hand with health. The right handed pitcher is in danger of missing his first scheduled start in jeopardy.
Greinke is tentatively scheduled to start April 2.
Dodger manager Don Mattingly is starting to get concerned about his high dollar pitcher. On Friday though there were...
It still seems unlikely that Zack Greinke makes his first start of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His inflamed elbow will likely keep him out. However, Greinke is making progress and showing some positive signs. Like playing catch again.
Greinke will play catch again today for the first time since the diagnosis says Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Of course, playing catch...
PHOENIX -- Carl Crawford is scheduled to hit Thursday in a minor league game against Meiji University of Japan, two days after he took live batting practice.
This appears to mark progress for Crawford, who is recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. The last time Crawford faced live pitching, he had to be shut down for a week. The outfielder has been working out for the last...
PHOENIX Zack Greinke played catch Friday, throwing a baseball for the first time since he received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his sore elbow four days earlier.
Pretty good, Greinke said.
Greinke said he made 60 throws at 75 feet.
Doing more tomorrow, he said.
Greinke said he didnt know if a tentative date had been set for him to throw a bullpen session. Manager Don...
GLENDALE, AZ Don't tell Carl Crawford he can't do somethingunless you like to be proven wrong.
Crawford made his first Spring Training appearance of the Cactus League season, going 0-3 in an 11-1 Dodgers' split squad win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Camelback Ranch.
Afterwards, he said he thinks he'll prove his detractors mistaken and be in the lineup on Opening...
PHOENIX Carl Crawford could play his first game for the Dodgers on Sunday, according to Manager Don Mattingly.
Crawford, who is recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery, will hit Saturday in a minor league game. If he comes out of that without any problems, he will play the next day in the Dodgers Cactus League game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Camelback Ranch.
In what can only be described as encouraging news for the Dodgers, Carl Crawford has graduated from batting practice to live at-bats. He has not joined the team in their Major League spring training games, but he has been taking minor league at-bats.
Crawford took six at-bats yesterday on the minor league side says Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. He is not playing in the outfield...
Carl Crawford made his first appearance in a Dodgers' uniform - a green one at that - going 0 for 3 as a Los Angeles split squad beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-1 Sunday.
Los Angeles obtained Crawford from the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 25, two days after he had surgery on his left elbow. Crawford had not played in a game since Aug. 19; his spring training was slowed when he felt...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Carl Crawford made his first appearance in a Dodgers' uniform -- a green one at that -- going 0 for 3 as a Los Angeles split squad beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-1 Sunday.
Los Angeles obtained Crawford from the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 25, two days after he had surgery on his left elbow. Crawford had not played in a game since Aug. 19; his spring training...
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Apparently, carrying baseball’s highest payroll doesn’t guarantee a worry-free camp.
For a team that’s supposed to win the World Series, the Dodgers have an uncommonly high number of questions at this stage of spring training.
Two urgent topics: Will Carl Crawford be ready for Opening Day? And how about Zack Greinke?
“We have to see,” Dodgers manager...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Informative Preamble to the Observations
2. Multiple Observations from an Arizona State Game
3. Barely Useful Video: New Mexico’s Josh Walker
Informative Preamble to the Observations
For the fourth consecutive March, a not insubstantial portion of Team FanGraphs descends upon Phoenix,...
DODGERS 11, BREWERS 1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Carl Crawford made his first appearance in a Dodgers' uniform -- a green one at that -- going 0 for 3 as a Los Angeles split squad beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-1 Sunday.
Los Angeles obtained Crawford from the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 25, two days after he had surgery on his left elbow. Crawford had not played in a game since Aug...