LOS ANGELES -- Zack Greinke has been scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks with calf soreness, the Dodgers announced. The team hasn't yet announced its replacement starter.
The club says Greinke is expected to make his next start, which is slated for next week in San Francisco.
This is the first real setback during the regular season for Greinke, who has had a fantastic year, going 18-3 with a 1.65 ERA in 30 starts. Outside of a lubricating injection in his elbow that the team called routine maintenance during spring training, Greinke has been otherwise healthy in 2015. He made all but two starts on four or five days rest, with the lone exceptions being his first start after the All-Star game and then a break for the birth of his child, both in July.
Joe Wieland seems like the most likely option to start in Greinke's place on Wednesday since he's the only other starter on the active roster, though he last pitched on Sept. 9. Ian Thomas or Carlos Frias could be other options but that would necessitate more of a bullpen game since both have been pitching in relief of late.
Zach Lee, the only member of the 40-man roster not on either the active roster on disabled list, could be another option, but, like Wieland, his last start was Sept. 9.
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