On the Los Angeles Dodgers’ third day of Spring Training, the team announced Zack Greinke had been shut down after receiving a lubricating injection in his right elbow. The procedure, which was done Thursday, is something Greinke apparently has received in all three springs with the Dodgers now.
At the time of the announcement, the sense was the situation wasn’t serious and that appears to have held true as Greinke was back playing catch on Sunday. Joel Peralta, who like Greinke had a brief setback in his schedule, also played catch.
Peralta felt discomfort in his right shoulder, though wasn’t overly concerned and returned to the field as planned. In discussing matters with Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, Peralta made the decision to not participate in winter ball, which he believes may have contributed to his shoulder issue.
With both pitchers taking a step forward, how they respond in the coming days will be something to monitor moving forward. While the Dodgers had yet to make a move official as of this writing on Sunday evening, they reportedly will sign right-hander Dustin McGowan, formerly of the Toronto Blue Jays.
The majority of McGowan’s experience is as a starter, but struggled in the role last season and was moved to the bullpen where he found better success.
Here’s a roundup of Sunday’s biggest news from Camelback Ranch:
Showering with teammates and Googling if fish sleep: Brett Anderson and Brandon McCarthy provide humor
Yasmani Grandal believes Clayton Kershaw will be caught by A.J. Ellis
The Dodgers are expected to sign reliever Dustin McGowan
Spring Training will be key in the Dodgers finding a role for Chris Heisey
Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi believes the team will use ’10-12 pitchers’ in 2015
Brandon McCarthy Discusses Joining The Dodgers