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Greinke throws 25-pitch bullpen session

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Thursday as he recovers from a mild right calf strain.

Manager Don Mattingly said Greinke might next throw to hitters, which would put him on track for an exhibition game start next week.

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Greinke is not expected to make the Dodgers' season-opening trip to Australia.

Greinke, who was injured four pitches into his first start a week ago, made his first 20 throws Thursday out of the stretch and the last five from a windup. He threw fastballs and breaking balls.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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