Fortunately, during Tuesday’s appearance in a Cactus League game against the Reds, Greinke got his fastball up to 92 MPH and fanned a couple of batters with change-ups, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. However, Greinke was only able to last the one inning as he left with tightness in his right groin, the club announced.
A groin issue is better than an arm issue, but it’s still concerning. The 34-year-old Greinke is under contract through 2021 earning $136.5 million, so the D-Backs hope he’s able to stay healthy for that duration.
Last season, Greinke finished 17-7 with a 3.20 ERA and a 215/45 K/BB ratio in 202 1/3 innings. He finished fourth in NL Cy Young Award balloting and won a Gold Glove Award.