If anyone knows how his guys are doing in terms of returning to the game, it's Don Mattingly who is really feeling the pressure right now.
The Dodgers manager gave an update on the team and it looked pretty bright.
Zack Greinke will spend some time in the bullpen on Saturday before he starts on Tuesday, but they're worried about his conditioning. It was suggested that Greinke run more in between games, however, Greinke said he thinks it could injure his legs due to the break in routine. (NOTE: This is my new excuse for not running)
Mark Ellis is expected to play for at least six innings on Saturday for the Double-A Chattanooga team and will likely rejoin the Dodgers on Sunday or Monday.
According to Mattingly, Hairston is “on hold” due to a groin strain and knee discomfort.
Elbert seems to be making significant improvements and might pitch in two games this weekend. If he throws a back-to-back, then he'll be able to move back into the Dodgers bullpen.
Don Mattingly expressed concerns about Ted Lilly returning so soon, because Lilly saw Greinke be a boss and come back after only a month. However, Donnie Baseball wants him to make at least one more rehab start.
Hanley Ramiez and his hamstring are still chugging along. He's able to hit, but Mattingly doesn't want to rush him back at all. This means there's no timetable for his return.
Beckett's groin has greatly improved and he seems to be moving around pretty well.
Fife showed signs of improvement, throwing 50 pitches on Friday, though there's no word on an expected timetable for him.