The Los Angeles Dodgers have shuffled their starting rotation to give Zack Greinke some extra time off to deal with discomfort in his right elbow.

Clayton Kershaw was originally scheduled to start Friday against the New York Mets, but will instead take the mound on Thursday against the San Diego Padres on his normal four days of rest.

Greinke has been feeling something in his elbow for about three weeks, but has not missed a start. He underwent an MRI that revealed no structural damage.

Kershaw will get an extra day of rest before his next start, Don Mattingly said.