Dodgers starter Zack Greinke left last week’s spring training debut after three pitches due to a strained right calf. According to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times, there is still no timetable for the right-hander’s return. Manager Don Mattingly said, “We’re still going to be cautious with him.”
Greinke was not able to throw a scheduled bullpen on Saturday. Still, it sounds like he should have enough time to be ready for Opening Day in the U.S. once the Dodgers return from Australia for the season opener against the Diamondbacks. It needn’t be stated how important Greinke is to the Dodgers’ success in 2014.