After receiving a lubricating injection in his right elbow last week, Zack Greinke fell somewhat behind in his throwing schedule. The procedure wasn’t deemed serious and it was one Greinke has received in his previous springs with the Dodgers.
Sure enough, the 31 year old played catch on Sunday as predicted, and did so again Monday. So long as Greinke continues to progress without any setbacks, he’ll soon join the group of pitchers who have thrown an official bullpen session.
One day after it was reported the Dodgers were nearing a deal with Dustin McGowan, they officially announced the signing of the reliever to a one-year deal. Brandon Beachy was transferred to the 60-day disabled list so McGown could be placed on the 40-man roster.
While the Dodgers added McGowan to their growing collection of relievers, they lost out — perhaps on their own accord — in the Yoan Moncada sweepstakes. The 19-year-old Cuban prospect agreed to a contract with the Boston Red Sox, and a reported $31.5 million signing bonus.
The Dodgers announced two more Spring-Training sellouts on Monday, adding their March 13 game (7:05 p.m. vs. Cincinnati Reds) and March 14 contest (1:05 p.m. vs. Cleveland Indians) to list. The Dodgers previously announced a sellout for their March 27 game against the San Francisco Giants.
Below is a roundup of the biggest Dodgers news from Spring Training on Monday:
The best photos from the fifth day of Spring Training
Kenley Jansens suggests he’ll return from foot surgery earlier than expected
J.P. Howell has trust in president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman
Juan Nicasio is comfortable in his projected role as a relief pitcher
Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said the club never extended a formal offer to Moncada
Friedman and Mattingly intend to meet with Andre Ethier prior to full-squad workouts beginning
Yasiel Puig said he wants to be the Kobe Bryant and LeBron James of baseball
Brett Anderson is throwing on a modified schedule in an effort to remain healthy
Dodgers took a calculated risk by not signing Moncada
With plenty of new options, Mattingly doesn’t have a pecking order in the bullpen just yet
Ethier and Jimmy Rollins among position players to report on Monday
Dodgers sign McGowan to a one-year contract
Moncada agrees to a deal with the Red Sox
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