The Los Angeles Dodgers are attempting to keep their pitchers fresh while simultaneously hoping to avoid further injuries.

Zack Greinke, who was scheduled to start on Thursday, will be given two days of extra rest and is scheduled now to start on Saturday. The change is due to right-hander battling some discomfort and soreness in his pitching elbow. Greinke’s elbow was enough of an issue that it also forced him to skip a bullpen session.

Manager Don Mattingly attempted to downplay any notion of a serious injury by stating he was concerned over the matter, but did not believe it’s something that will warrant a stint on the disabled list for Greinke.

The 30 year old had an MRI taken two weeks ago and it reportedly revealed nothing out of the ordinary. It’s believed the irritation and soreness is similar what Greinke dealt with in Spring Training of 2013. Taking Greinke’s place on Thursday is Clayton Kershaw, who will be pitching on regular rest because of the day off on Monday.

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