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Zack Greinke is throwing from 90 feet in his recovery effort from a broken collarbone. The Dodgers have been encouraged by Zack Greinke’s recovery from a broken left collarbone, and the right-hander is already throwing less than three weeks removed from surgery. Greinke threw from 90 feet before Monday’s game against the Rockies. He had surgery on April 13 and had a metal plate inserted into his clavicle to stabilize the fracture. But that’s not prevented him from beginning a throwing program. “It’s still a little achy here and there, but nothing worse than what you would expect, I think,” Greinke said. “You try not to have setbacks but at the same time do what you can.” Greinke is likely to be sidelined until mid-June, but the Dodgers are still pleased with his progress. “I was pretty excited when he walked through the weight room today,” manager Don Mattingly said before Monday’s game. “He’s feeling better. We’re getting closer. We’ll see if he’s sore tomorrow or feels good again.” He doesn’t appear to be ahead of or behind the schedule. —– Ted Lilly is hurt … again. This time, it’s back stiffness that has felled the southpaw. In what is becoming an almost daily occurrence, another Dodgers pitcher is hurt. Ted Lilly, who lasted just three innings in Monday’s 12-2 loss to the Rockies, has stiffness in his back and will have an MRI exam on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury. Both Lilly and manager Don Mattingly downplayed the injury after the game. “I think he’s okay. From what I heard afterwards, he got kind of tight somewhere in his back there,” Mattingly said. “It’s something that he’s had before. We didn’t hear anything about it before the game.” Lilly said he first felt back tightness on Thursday, the day after his start in New York, when he gave up one run in five innings to the Mets. But he didn’t think it would last, as he had a similar issue that went away quickly at the beginning of the 2012 season. Lilly received a cortisone injection in his rib cage and has been shut down for two days. The Dodgers said Lilly will be reevaluated again on Thursday to determine the next course of action. If he is unable to start on Saturday against the Giants in San Francisco, it is likely that start will go to Matt Magill, who made his major league debut on Saturday against the Brewers. “I think I have a few things to be concerned about. The back being one of them, and just ineffectiveness,” Lilly said on Monday night. “There are a lot of guys in this clubhouse not feeling as good as they’d like to, but you still expect to get the results you’re looking for.” Matt Magill over Ted Lilly, healthy or otherwise. —– Carl Crawford was scratched from Tuesday’s game due to tightness in his right hamstring. Carl Crawford was scratched from the lineup tonight for precautionary reasons due to tightness in his right hamstring. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 30, 2013 Because … of course. Whether it’s serious or not is not yet known, but hamstring issues and injuries can linger, regardless. —– Hanley Ramirez and his thumb are back in action in The Show. “I just want to play. I don’t want to wait any longer. I think I can play,” Ramirez said before Monday’s game with the Rockies. “If it’s tomorrow, it’s fine. If it’s tonight, it’s fine. It’s not my decision.” The Dodgers activated Ramirez from the disabled list before Monday’s game, and placed Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list. Ramirez was 3-for-6 (.500) with a double and three runs batted in and a run scored in two minor league rehab games on Saturday and Sunday with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. He didn’t make any throws on Sunday, but manager Don Mattingly was impressed with what he saw of Ramirez on tape. Don’t slide head-first for a while, Hanley. :o —– Chad Billingsley does not regret the path he chose after learning his elbow was seriously injured late last season. Chad Billingsley said he doesn’t regret choosing platelet-rich plasma injections over Tommy John surgery last year. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 30, 2013 He also said he thinks he’ll be ready for 2014 Opening Day. If that seems optimistic, it’s because it is. Realistically, hopefully he’s back and healthy by the All-Star break. —– Minor-league moves, per Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Placed on 7-day DL: C Webster Rivas, SS Ozzie Martinez Reinstated from DL: C Pratt Maynard, SS Casio Grider, OF Brian Cavazos-Galvez —– Alex Castellanos was also placed on the minor league 7-day DL. Those assumptions, however, proved incorrect as Castellanos was placed on the 7-day disabled list due to right forearm inflammation prior to Tuesday’s game. “He’s got a little soreness in his forearm so we’re going to let it calm down a little bit,” manager Lorenzo Bundy said prior to the official DL announcement. “He could play, but we’re going to err on the safe side.” So if something happens to Crawford, first call will probably go to Scott Van Slyke, even over Yasiel Puig. ===== Greg Zakwin is the founder of the site Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle. Follow him on Twitter @ArgyledPlaschke.

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