Dodgers take it slow with Zack Greinke’s tender calf

Be prepared for a slow return for Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, who has shown little improvement with his tender right calf this weekend.
(Paul Sancya / Associated Press)

PHOENIX -- The Dodgers plan to remain cautious with Zack Greinke, whose strained right calf felt no better Sunday than it did Saturday.

Greinke has played catch the last two days, and Manager Don Mattingly wouldn’t, or couldn’t, say when he might return to the mound.

Some other notes from Mattingly’s Sunday morning media session:

-- Pitching prospect Ross Stripling will meet with team surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache this afternoon to discuss the results of his recent MRI exam.


-- Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and A.J Ellis will take live batting practice against Zach Lee on one of the minor league fields.

-- Mattingly said Clint Robinson’s swing reminds him of John Olerud’s. A first baseman, the 29-year-old Robinson is six for nine this spring with a home run and three runs scored. He has played in four career major league games, all of them in 2012 with the Kansas City Royals.