Zack Greinke took part in all team workouts on Tuesday and is scheduled to start for the Dodgers on Wednesday in a split-squad game against Team Mexico at 12:05 p.m. PT. Greinke was limited in Sunday's workouts while resting due to minor forearm stiffness, but he told the club that it is a normal spring occurrence.
Meanwhile, left-hander Ted Lilly, scheduled to follow Clayton Kershaw in Tuesday's game against the Padres, was scratched after missing three days due to the flu.
Lilly, who is coming off shoulder surgery, rejoined the club on Tuesday, but was told by pitching coach Rick Honeycutt to play catch as he regains his strength. Lilly is tentatively scheduled to pitch on Friday, Honeycutt said.
Lilly is one of eight established starting pitchers on the roster, with five spots available. Four of the slots are expected to go to Kershaw, Greinke, Chad Billingsley and Josh Beckett. That leaves Lilly, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang battling for the final spot.
Manager Don Mattingly said he will travel with Ryu when he starts in a split-squad game on Wednesday against the Indians in Goodyear, missing the split-squad game at home against Team Mexico.
Mattingly missed Ryu's last split-squad start on the road on Friday and said he's looking for improvement in the Korean import, who has held to his routine of not throwing bullpen sessions between appearances.
"I'd like to see if he's getting better," Mattingly said of Ryu, who is not guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation, despite the club's $62 million commitment to him.
Greinke set for Wednesday start; Lilly scratched
MLB.com | Mar 5