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November 30, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers met with Zack Greinke this week, according to a person familiar with the situation who wasn't authorized to comment on the matter. Greinke is the top starting pitcher on the free-agent market and is expected to sign a nine-figure contract, something the Dodgers have the wherewithal to offer him. The Dodgers are also interested in Anibal Sanchez. If the Dodgers fail to sign Greinke or Sanchez, they could turn their attention to the likes of Kyle Lohse or Ryan Dempster.
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April 2, 2014 | Dylan Hernandez
KEY MOMENT: With Zack Greinke pitching only five innings and Brian Wilson about to be put on the disabled list, Paco Rodriguez, Chris Withrow and J.P. Howell each pitched a scoreless inning to get the ball to closer Kenley Jansen with the Dodgers' 3-2 lead intact. Withrow, working on his 25th birthday, failed to properly catch a throw by Adrian Gonzalez at first base but otherwise had a perfect seventh inning. Jansen had a particularly scary ninth inning, loading the bases before striking out pinch-hitter Nick Hundley to end the game.
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June 28, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Zack Greinke imagined what it would be like to face the Dodgers lineup these days. “Right now, really tough,” Greinke said. “Earlier in the year, it would have been a lot easier.” Even with Hanley Ramirez out of the lineup with a scheduled day off on Thursday, the middle of the order looked imposing. The Nos. 2 to 5 hitters in their 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies were Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier. “The big thing early on, we were having trouble when we had a guy on third or bases loaded with one out or no outs,” Greinke said.
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April 1, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO - For the Dodgers, the start of this season is beginning to feel uncomfortably similar to the start of the last. In fact, this could turn out worse. The Dodgers did beat the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, 3-2, to improve to 3-1. But the good news ended there. Not only did Manager Don Mattingly have to concede that ace Clayton Kershaw was unlikely to pitch this month because of a strained back muscle, he said $10-million setup man Brian Wilson was about to join the sidelined ace on the 15-day disabled list.
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March 12, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke will start for the Dodgers in their exhibition game Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The start will be the second of the spring for Greinke, who threw only four pitches in his Feb. 27 appearance because of a strained right calf muscle. Other pitchers expected to appear in the game are Kenley Jansen, Zach Lee, Chris Perez, J.P. Howell and Chris Withrow. Bench coach Tim Wallach will manage the Dodgers in place of Don Mattingly, who left camp because of a death in his family.
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March 7, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX -- Right-hander Zack Greinke, scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday with what the Dodgers say was illness, will wait until his turn in the rotation comes up again Monday before making his third appearance of the spring. Greinke has pitched five innings this spring, allowing two runs and six hits. He missed his last bullpen session Sunday because of forearm tightness but worked out Thursday. Scott Elbert, who had surgery on his left elbow last season, threw for the first time Wednesday and reported no problems.
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March 11, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke performed defensive drills with the Dodgers' other pitchers Tuesday morning. Provided he doesn't feel any discomfort in his calf as a result, he's scheduled to pitch a couple of innings Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have six exhibition games remaining before they leave to Australia for their season-opening series. Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier won't play Tuesday in the Dodgers' game against the Kansas City Royals in nearby Surprise.
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April 11, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Against the crummy San Diego Padres, in just the second week of the season, the Dodgers' title hopes took a difficult blow Thursday. Zack Greinke, the Dodgers' new $147-million starting pitcher, fractured his left collarbone in a sixth-inning brawl. After Greinke hit the Padres' Carlos Quentin with a pitch -- on a full count in a game the Dodgers were leading by a run - the outfielder took umbrage and charged the mound. The two rammed into each other with their shoulders.
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March 17, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke returned to the mound and threw a bullpen session on Sunday, six days after he received an injection of platelet-rich plasma to temper inflammation in his right elbow. With pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and Manager Don Mattingly standing nearby, Greinke delivered about 40 pitches. Greinke pitched out of both the windup and the stretch. Greinke wouldn't say what's planned next for him. The $147-million man didn't offer any thoughts on whether he will be make his first scheduled start of the regular season on April 2. “I'm just doing what's laid out,” Greinke said.
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March 30, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
With a lineup built around Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers might have more offensive firepower than any team in the National League. But catcher A.J. Ellis said that if they win the World Series this year, the primary reason will be the same as it was for any of the franchise's previous titles. "Like all the great Dodger teams of the past, it's going to be the pitching that carries us," Ellis said. The franchise's fundamental philosophy remains the same, which is reflected in the Dodgers committing about half of their record $250-million payroll to pitching.
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March 26, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter and Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers won two games on their season-opening trip to Australia last week, but they may have lost two of their top three starters along the way after Clayton Kershaw was scratched from Sunday's game in San Diego because of a sore back and Hyun-Jin Ryu was considered questionable as his replacement after tearing the nail on his right big toe. “There's not a whole lot to tell you,” Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. “I think from this point we move forward carefully.” Ryu was injured running the bases during his start in Australia.
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March 25, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Matt Kemp is coming! Matt Kemp is coming! Exactly when is another matter. Currently on the 15-day disabled list, he cannot be activated until April 4 - and could be. "It's a possibility," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. Kemp also could be sent out on a rehabilitation assignment, the Dodgers trying very hard to be careful in the prognosis department as he returns from off-season foot and shoulder surgeries. Kemp did not join the team Tuesday when it practiced at Dodger Stadium for the first time since returning from Australia, where it swept two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks last weekend.
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March 21, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SYDNEY, Australia - Even on the other side of the world, the Dodgers have been cast as the villains. The buildup to their season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks is reminiscent of the scenario the Dodgers faced when they played the St. Louis Cardinals last year during the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers' wealth and perceived arrogance have made them the bad guys here. Catcher A.J. Ellis wasn't surprised. "We're the bad guys back in the States," Ellis said.
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March 17, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Meanwhile, back at the ranch … While the Dodgers were preparing to land in Australia on Tuesday, back at Camelback Ranch some of the players they left behind were back at work Monday. Right-hander Zack Greinke tested his sore calf, apparently without problem against a Class-A Padres team. He threw four scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. The Dodgers said he used all his pitches, had one fielding play and covered first base on another. He threw 42 pitches, 32 for strikes.
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March 12, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke will start for the Dodgers in their exhibition game Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The start will be the second of the spring for Greinke, who threw only four pitches in his Feb. 27 appearance because of a strained right calf muscle. Other pitchers expected to appear in the game are Kenley Jansen, Zach Lee, Chris Perez, J.P. Howell and Chris Withrow. Bench coach Tim Wallach will manage the Dodgers in place of Don Mattingly, who left camp because of a death in his family.
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March 12, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- As Zack Greinke pitched in his first exhibition game in nearly two weeks, Matt Kemp made a breakthrough of his own Wednesday in a minor league intrasquad game on a nearby practice field. For the first time this year, Kemp played center field. Kemp is 41/2 months removed from surgery on one of the major weight-bearing bones in his left ankle. He was limited to hitting in the two previous minor league games in which he played. "I feel a little weird being out there, but I'm having a lot of fun," he said.
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March 12, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
You want sharp, buy a Henckels. Try and match wits with P.J. O'Rourke. Read Jim Murray. Right now the Dodgers just need Zack Greinke to build some arm strength, and all that sharpness can come later. Greinke threw only four pitches this spring before a strained calf forced him to the sideline. He finally made his second appearance Wednesday , and if he wasn't completely sharp, that was understandable and fine. He came out of his two-inning appearance against the Diamondbacks healthy and went on to throw a simulated inning in the bullpen.
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