Greinke’s Dodgers debut may be pushed back

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Greinke’s Dodgers debut may be pushed back

GLENDALE, Ariz. - It appears Zack Greinke’s first regular-season start for the Los Angeles Dodgers will be pushed back by at least a few days and possibly longer.

The Dodgers said the former Cy Young Award winner felt strong Monday, a day after his first bullpen session since receiving an injection in his pitching elbow.

After signing a $147 million, six-year contract with the Dodgers as a free agent, Greinke has appeared in just two spring-training games for a total of five innings. Greinke pitched on Feb. 24 and March 1, then was slowed due to inflammation in his right elbow and received an injection of plasma and anti-inflammatory medication on March 11.

“He felt good this morning,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Monday.

Greinke is scheduled to pitch again on Wednesday, possibly in a simulated game at the minor league complex on a day the Dodgers play Kansas City at Surprise.

“We’re not sure just where, but we want to control the outing,” Mattingly said. AP

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