The Dodgers sent pitcher Zack Greinke to Los Angeles on Monday for an examination of his right elbow.

Greinke complained of irritation in the elbow while throwing on Sunday. The Dodgers sent him to Dr. Neal El Attrache for what the team called a "precautionary exam" ordered out of an "abundance of caution."

The Dodgers signed Greinke for $147 million last winter, making him the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in major-league history. He has no previous history of elbow trouble.