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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 23, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
ON THE MEND: Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to pitch Friday for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly confirmed. The minor league rehabilitation assignment will be the first for Kershaw, who had never been on the disabled list. Kershaw is expected to throw about 55 pitches. Mattingly said the left-hander will pitch in the minor leagues more than once before he returns to the major leagues. ON THE MOUND: The Dodgers ended their losing streak at two games behind Zack Greinke's best start of the season.
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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 19, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Maybe the numbers seem slightly arbitrary, but that doesn't mean they aren't impressive. Zach Greinke is on some kind of roll and has been now for 16 regular season starts. He went six strong innings Friday night, holding the Diamondbacks to a Miguel Montero solo home run and two other hits. In each of those 16 consecutive starts he has pitched at least five innings without giving up more than two runs. That's the longest such streak since 1914, or as far back as the Dodgers can check.
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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 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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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 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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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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April 18, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Seems the Dodgers couldn't beat the Diamondbacks forever. Or six consecutive times. They went extra innings Friday night, only for what little remained of a Dodger Stadium crowd of 47,680 to see the Dodgers fall, 4-2, in 12 innings. The Diamondbacks snapped a six-game losing streak by scoring twice off Dodgers reliever Chris Perez. With a spent bullpen, Perez pitched two innings for the first time this season. He gave up a leadoff double to A.J. Pollack in the 12th and then hit Cliff Pennington with a pitch as he attempted to bunt.
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April 18, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: In the blooper reels, this one will live on. The Diamondbacks had the potential winning run on third base in the ninth inning, and Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz stood up for the intentional walk. But reliever Chris Withrow threw the ball over the head of a catcher standing up - yes, a wild pitch on an intentional walk. That would have been the play that cost the Dodgers the game, had Juan Uribe not forced extra innings with a home run in the bottom of the ninth. Instead, Aaron Hill's two-run single off Chris Perez in the 12th inning won the game for Arizona.
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April 12, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
ON THE MOUND: Zack Greinke wasn't at his best as he gave up eight hits and threw 103 pitches in 5 1/3 innings. But he held the Diamondbacks to one run, which allowed him to depart the game with a 6-1 lead and earn his third victory of the season. As a result of Greinke's relatively short start, the Dodgers had to use five relievers: Paco Rodriguez, Chris Withrow, Paul Maholm, Brandon League and Kenley Jansen. That Jansen was forced to pitch in a game the Dodgers once led 8-2 was entirely League's fault.
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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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April 1, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
The season wasn't three games old and already the Dodgers were in major scramble bode. And we're pretty sure finding out your ace might be lost to you for at least a month qualifies as major. Clayton Kershaw and his $215-million contract were already on the disabled list with an inflamed back muscle, but Tuesday the Dodgers said their Cy Young winner would be out for weeks. Which leaves right-hander Zack Greinke is the new leader of the Dodgers' rotation. Greinke, whose spring was hampered by a strained calf, made his first start of the season Tuesday for the Dodgers, and if the complete package wasn't exactly ace material, at least it was in the neighborhood.
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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 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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