3/2/2014 11:54 A.M. ET
Greinke unlikely to be ready for Australia trip
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's two weeks before the Dodgers' plane leaves for Australia, and it looks less likely that Zack Greinke will be on it.
Greinke played catch on flat ground again Sunday, but manager Don Mattingly said the pitcher's strained right calf was "a lot like yesterday," and the club was determined to "be cautious going forward."
That sounds a lot like code for don't expect Greinke in Australia.
"We'll keep a timetable out of it," Mattingly said. "When he's ready for a [bullpen session], we'll go forward. He'll play catch to keep the arm moving without putting stress on the leg."
Without even a scheduled bullpen, which would be mandatory before game action, it will be almost impossible for Greinke to build the 90-pitch arm strength needed to make one of the two season-opening starts in Australia against Arizona.
Those games will be started by some combination of Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Dan Haren.
Billingsley sore after adding curve to repertoire
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley said he had some soreness Sunday after throwing breaking balls off a mound Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on April 25.
"It was a little stiff last night and I was kind of worried, but I had treatment and it's pretty good today," said Billingsley. "I'll play light catch today and have my next [bullpen session] Tuesday and incorporate cutters."
Billingsley threw fastballs, changeups and curveballs in the Saturday bullpen session.
"I've never had surgery on my elbow before, and you almost forget what it's like to throw again," he said. "They said to expect soreness, it's normal. My forearm is a little tight, but they say that's expected."
Dodgers send Sellers to Tribe for cash considerations
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers sold utility infielder Justin Sellers to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations on Sunday.
Sellers was designated for assignment a week ago to make room on the 40-man roster for Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena.
Sellers, 28, was the surprise Opening Day shortstop last year after Hanley Ramirez suffered a thumb injury in the World Baseball Classic. Sellers hit .188 in 27 games with the Dodgers and spent most of the season at Triple-A Albuquerque, where he drove in 65 runs in 89 games.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.