December 3, 2012 |
NASHVILLE - Ned Colletti declined to reveal many details on the Dodgers' pursuit of Zack Greinke but said that his team hasn't presented offers to any free agents. “We try to line things up and push things to the point that it's in their court to engage us in a serious negotiation,” Colletti said. “Unless you're willing to walk away from somebody, you can't really force that. “When you're prepared, if you like the fit here and want to be a Dodger, tell us and we'll sit down and we'll start.
April 13, 2013 |
Say one thing about the Dodgers post-Zack Greinke, they're being decisive. One day after learning Greinke's broken collarbone would keep him out at least eight weeks , they announced Saturday that left-hander Chris Capuano would move into his spot in the rotation. That's the best move for the long term, the other choice being Ted Lilly, who hasn't demonstrated his previous sharpness while in rehab from shoulder surgery. Capuano was not-so-privately upset at having to morph from starter into do-everything reliever.
March 12, 2013 |
PHOENIX - A day after he was examined in Los Angeles, Zack Greinke said he still didn't know what was causing the discomfort in his elbow. “I guess I didn't really know what the problem was,” Greinke said Tuesday. “I guess is I still don't. They might. But I'm not a doctor. I'm just going with what they're saying to me.” Greinke said he knew little about his elbow, including whether he'll be able to make his first scheduled start of the regular season on April 2. “I don't know that either,” Greinke said.
April 17, 2013 |
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, in his first comments since undergoing surgery to repair a broken collarbone, said he regretted not alerting catcher A.J. Ellis to a history of ill will between Greinke and San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin. The history dates back to 2009, when Greinke played for the Kansas City Royals and Quentin played for the Chicago White Sox. When Greinke hit Quentin with a pitch last week, Quentin hesitated, then charged the mound. Ellis, believing there would be no incident after the hesitation, could not restrain Quentin before the Padres slugger threw Greinke to the ground and injured him. Greinke said he apologized to Ellis for not advising him of the potential for trouble.
April 5, 2013 |
And that's why Zack Greinke owns a $147-million contact and you don't. Greinke made his Dodgers' debut Friday, and made it memorable. He demonstrated what the Dodgers saw in him when they signed him to that record six-year deal. He seemed in control every second on the mound Friday. Threw nothing but zeroes and retired 18 of the first 19 batters he faced. His season opener held back by a sore elbow this spring, Greinke was dominant in the Dodgers' 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 40,607.
July 13, 2013 |
It wasn't perfect, but it was pretty close. Zack Greinke, the Dodgers' $147-million man, threw a two-hit shutout, all while taking a perfect game into the fifth inning for the Dodgers' 17th win in 21 games. Greinke (8-2) threw only 110 pitches, struck out nine and walked one in a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rockies in front of a sold-out crowd of 51,992 at Dodger Stadium. It was the fourth complete game of Greinke's career. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 1, Rockies 0 Rockies first baseman Todd Helton broke up Greinke's perfect effort with one out in the fifth on a line-drive single to left-center field.
March 30, 2013 |
Invest a cool $147 million in the off-season into a starting pitcher and one of the first things he does is show up in spring training complaining that his elbow is sore, and an organization is allowed to hold its breath. Dodgers, seems you can exhale. Zack Greinke didn't think the elbow tenderness was any big deal, but when a team is making that kind of an investment, precaution becomes the order of the day, and Greinke was temporarily shut down. In his first game back, he gave up five runs on six hits in just three innings.
March 11, 2013 |
Hanley Ramirez doesn't get to play much shortstop, Carl Crawford's elbow flares up, Matt Kemp has a slow start, Chad Billingsley's groin is sore, Luis Cruz momentarily loses his mind … all concerns at some level, if not of the alarming variety. But if the most expensive free agent in team history leaves the team to fly back to Los Angeles and have his elbow examined? That qualifies as a hold-your-breath moment. Right-hander Zack Greinke, the Dodgers' $147-million man, left spring training Monday morning and headed to have his tender elbow examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
September 28, 2013 |
Good news, there's good news to be found on the Dodgers: Zack Greinke looked sharp in his final start of the regular season. Bad news, yeah, some of that too. A little too much perhaps. Despite Greinke's strong outing, the Dodgers fell to the Colorado Rockies, 1-0, Saturday night as their offense again fell flat in front of 52,879 at Dodger Stadium. The bad news started even before the first pitch, when the Dodgers ran out to their positions to start the game … and there was no Matt Kemp.
April 12, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO--What Carlos Quentin did to derail the Dodgers' season is pretty ugly. What he did to the derail the San Diego Padres' season might be worse. When Quentin threw Zack Greinke to the ground and broke his collarbone, the slugger said he was settling a score from years before he ever joined the Padres. Quentin appears satisfied, no matter how much pain he inflicted on the team that made him its highest-paid player, a team that had absolutely no quarrel with Greinke. PHOTOS: Dodgers vs. Padres The Padres need Quentin now, and desperately.