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Zack Greinke returns to Cactus League mound as Dodgers face Royals

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Greinke last pitched in a Cactus League game 24 days ago. In a simulated game on Wednesday, Greinke threw 43 pitches in four scoreless innings on the back fields at Camelback Ranch.

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Zack Greinke makes hit return to the mound in a Cactus League game for the first time since Mar. 1 on Monday night, as the Dodgers battle one of Greinke's former teams, the Royals in Surprise.

Adrian Gonzalez returns to the lineup after missing Sunday's contest in Phoenix. Gonzalez was hit near the elbow on his right arm on Saturday night by ex-teammate Jake Peavy, and the area was still swollen on Sunday morning. Gonzalez, who took batting practice on Sunday, said that he feels fine on Monday and that had the injury occurred during the regular season he would have played through it.

Royals

Gordon LF
Escobar SS
Butler DH
Moustakas 3B
Perez C
Hosmer 1B
Cain CF
Francoeur RF
Getz 2B

The Dodgers face Wade Davis for the second time in six days. Also scheduled to pitch for Kansas City is old friend Luke Hochevar, as well as Aaron Crow, J.C. Gutierrez, and Dan Wheeler.

Dodgers

Crawford LF
Schumaker 2B
Kemp CF
Gonzalez 1B
Ethier RF
Cruz SS
Hairston 3B
Ellis C
Greinke P

Scheduled to follow Greinke on the mound are Matt Guerrier, Brandon League, J.P. Howell, and Kenley Jansen.

Game info

Time: 6:10 p.m. PT

TV: Fox Sports Kansas City, MLB Network

Radio: KLAC 570

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