Greinke will report to camp later this week

February 13th, 2019
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)Orlando Ramirez/AP

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- will arrive at Spring Training a couple of days after the rest of the pitchers and catchers after requesting a little extra time.

"He was very proactive about it," D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said. "He reached out to me and asked for a couple of extra days, which I gave him."

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The D-backs said Greinke, who lives near their spring facility, is healthy and threw a 40-pitch bullpen session at Salt River Fields on Tuesday, so he is right on target for where he usually is this time in the spring. He'll just be absent from the first couple of days of organized workouts.

"He knows what he needs to do to get ready for the start of the season," Lovullo said. "He's done it for a long time. He's been working hard, hitting all his landmarks. The one part of it I want to make sure that everyone understands, he's not injured. This is something that he gave me a long heads-up about."

Greinke was 15-11 with a 3.21 ERA last year.

The D-backs' pitchers and catchers held their first workout of the spring Wednesday.