Monday, May 13, 2013
Still waiting on Zack Greinke decision
By Mark Saxon
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he wasn’t even sure where Zack Greinke would be pitching Wednesday if he’s not at Dodger Stadium, which tells you there’s a pretty good chance it will be here.
The Dodgers say they are ironing out the final details of how they want Greinke to approach his first start in five weeks -- will he hit or just take pitches? Should he field his position more carefully? -- before giving him final clearance.
If Greinke doesn’t pitch Wednesday, it would be rookie Matt Magill making his fourth major league start. The Dodgers are getting feedback from their team doctors, from the Dodgers front office and from Greinke before making the final call, Mattingly said. Greinke broke his collarbone in a brawl with Carlos Quentin of the San Diego Padres April 11.
“We don’t want to wait too long. We just want to make sure everybody’s on the same page,” Mattingly said.