PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke is scheduled to pitch in a game on Wednesday, according to Manager Don Mattingly.
Greinke emerged from his Sunday bullpen session without any discomfort in his previously sore elbow.
On Wednesday, Greinke could pitch in a game against the Kansas City Royals in Surprise or, more likely, in a minor league game on the Dodgers’ spring-training complex. The Dodgers will set a pitch count of 45 for him.
After that, Greinke could pitch twice more during the exhibition season: on March 25 against the Royals in Surprise and March 30 against the Angels in Anaheim.
That means the earliest Greinke could make a regular-season start would be on April 5 for a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium. But it’s uncertain if Greinke can build up sufficient arm strength by then. He has pitched only five innings this spring.