Zack Greinke Remains Absent From Astros Camp

Astros expect Greinke to report to spring training on Feb. 22

Adam Spolane
February 14, 2020 - 10:26 am

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SportsRadio 610) -- Even though the report date for pitchers and catchers was Feb. 12, Zack Greinke remains absent from Astros camp. 

"He’s Zack Greinke," Astros manager Dusty Baker said Friday. "I’ve got no problem with that."

Baker said the Astros expect Greinke in West Palm Beach by Feb. 22, which Baker called "the ultimate day to report."

The Astros manager insists Greinke is healthy and will be ready to go as soon as he arrives.

“He’s working out," Baker said. "He’s been in contact with our training staff, with (pitching coach) Brent Strom, and so we’re not worried about him.”  

Greinke, 36, is entering his first spring training as a member of the Astros.

He was traded to Houston right before the trade deadline and made 10 regular season starts, finishing 8-1 with a 3.02 ERA.

Greinke compiled a 4.68 ERA in five postseason starts, which included a game seven start against the Nationals where he surrendered two runs in 6.1 innings. 

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