GLENDALE, Ariz. – Zack Greinke allowed three runs and six hits over two innings Wednesday in his first start since straining his right calf nearly two weeks ago, and the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 9-2 to an Arizona Diamondbacks split squad.
Greinke was injured just four pitches into his first spring training start on Feb. 27. The right-hander said Wednesday that he would not to Australia for the Dodgers season-opening series March 22 and 23 against Arizona at Sydney Cricket Ground — a trip he initially said he did not want to make — to continue his rehab his calf and build arm strength.
Andy Marte hit a solo shot off Greinke in the second.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was not with the team because of a death in his family. Mattingly is expected to return on Friday.