Zack Greinke upset organizers of Major League Baseball's season-opening series in Australia when he said he was not excited for the trip.
The Sydney Morning Herald said Australian officials have reached out to the Dodgers and Major League Baseball for an explanation.
The opening series at the Sydney Cricket Ground was planned between Australian officials, MLB, the players association, the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
"I would say there is absolutely zero excitement for it. There just isn't any excitement to it," Greinke said. "I can't think of one reason to be excited for it."
The Dodgers responded to the uproar from Australia by explaining that the team, as a whole, is looking forward to the excursion.
"Zack has this endearing, contrarian quality to him that we all know and love about him," Stan Kasten said. "He's famously focused and meticulous about his training regimen. It's what makes him so good and such a great teammate. This is clearly going to alter his routine. I understand that aspect of it.
"But my problem right now is trying to make room for all the people that want to go -- players, family, front-office people. As an organization, we couldn't be more excited about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."