Dodgers' Zack Greinke receives elbow injection

Dodgers' Zack Greinke receives elbow injection
Dodgers starter Zack Greinke delivers a pitch during the first inning of a Sept. 7 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

Zack Greinke didn't throw off a pitching mound Friday and he won't again Saturday after receiving a lubricating injection in his elbow earlier in the week, the team said.

Manager Don Mattingly said there was no reason to be alarmed, noting that Greinke received similar injections in his two previous springs with the Dodgers.


Greinke will be back on his normal routine in a few days, according to the team.

Reliever Joel Peralta and nonroster pitcher Ben Rowen are also not throwing off the mound.

While Greinke takes part in fielding drills, top prospect Julio Urias will throw his first bullpen session of the spring Saturday. Urias, 18, will be caught by A.J. Ellis and will throw alongside fellow top pitching prospects Zach Lee, Chris Anderson and Chris Reed.

Sergio Santos will make up the bullpen session he missed the previous day because of a stomach flu.

Others who will throw off the mound include Hyun-Jin Ryu and J.P. Howell.