Meanwhile, back at the ranch …
While the Dodgers were preparing to land in Australia on Tuesday, back at Camelback Ranch some of the players they left behind were back at work Monday.
Right-hander Zack Greinke tested his sore calf, apparently without problem against a Class-A Padres team. He threw four scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. The Dodgers said he used all his pitches, had one fielding play and covered first base on another. He threw 42 pitches, 32 for strikes.
Matt Kemp, recovering from foot surgery, is still trying to find his stroke. He went 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts and a walk. He played four innings in center field.
Carl Crawford, who remained behind on paternity leave, had a single in three at-bats. He also stole a base after reaching on an error. He played five innings in left field and reportedly ran well.
Brandon League and Dan Haren also remained behind, but neither pitched in the minor league game.
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