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Greinke mentioned some elbow soreness after his last road start, in Milwaukee on Aug. 9. He started Friday against the
But asked after Tuesday’s 8-6 win over the
"Nothing that we would talk about right now. It's a possibility."
Greinke, 30, has never been on the disabled list with elbow or arm trouble. He did not throw his normal bullpen session Tuesday, but Mattingly said he had thrown during the off-day Monday.
The Dodgers already have starting pitchers
Presumably if Greinke is unable to take his normal start, rookie Carlos Frias would fill his spot. The Dodgers already have recent acquisitions Roberto Hernandez and
Mattingly said prior to Tuesday's game that Frias would be next in line should another spot open up in the rotation, but after the game he was less forthcoming.
"Will let you know more tomorrow, if we know," he said.
If Greinke does skip a start, it will presumably be for that favorite of Dodgers' expressions -- precautionary reasons. He is still throwing as hard as ever; his recent issues have been more with control, so the elbow issue doesn't appear particularly serious.