Mattingly confirms spring debuts for Greinke, Ryu

Mattingly confirms spring debuts for Greinke, Ryu

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly on Thursday confirmed that he plans to start Zack Greinke on Wednesday and Hyun-Jin Ryu the following day.

Both players missed their first Spring Training start with physical issues. Greinke from a maintenance elbow injection, and Ryu with mid-back stiffness.

Outlook: Ryu, SP, LAD

Greinke will throw live batting practice on Friday and start five days later. Ryu will follow a similar cycle, throwing batting practice on Saturday and starting on Thursday.

Their returns were orchestrated to keep the rotation in order, with Brandon McCarthy starting Sunday, Brett Anderson on Monday and Clayton Kershaw starting on Tuesday.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.