Dodgers fans can rest easy as the club reports that Zack Greinke will rest for 2-3 days with elbow inflammation. Not that anything elbow injury related is particularly good news, but it could be worse, I suppose. The Dodgers official Twitter account announced that the right-hander received an injection of “PRP”, or platelet-rich plasma for those of us not up on medical acronyms.
Greinke was examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles earlier today after he was scratched from his scheduled spring training start.
The 29-year old signed a massive six-year, $147 million deal with the Dodgers in December. Greinke was traded to Anaheim from Milwaukee last season in exchange for infielder Jean Segura and pitchers Ariel Pena and John Hellweg. Greinke finished 2012 with 212.1 IP, 3.48 ERA, 3.10 FIP, 3.22 xFIP, and 200 strikeouts to go along with a 15-5 record.