Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke’s name was listed among those expected to throw a bullpen session at Tuesday’s first workout for pitchers and catchers. That won’t happen, manager Torey Lovullo said, stressing that there’s no reason to worry about the club’s high-priced ace.

With an extra week built into this year’s spring training schedule due to the World Baseball Classic, the Diamondbacks plan to “slow-play” Greinke in preparation for Opening Day on April 2, Lovullo said.

“We don’t need to get ready for Day 1 of spring training,” Lovullo said. “We need to get ready for Day 1 of this championship season.”

He stressed that Greinke, who struggled to stay healthy at times last season, is not nursing any injuries. Greinke missed six weeks last season with a left oblique strain, then missed his final two starts of the year with a sore shoulder.

“Zack is ready to go,” Lovullo said. “He has a program that he’s been following. He finished the year a little bit banged up last year. We have the extra week and a half. In the past, I’ve seen organizations do the exact same thing. Most notably, the Boston Red Sox slow-played a number of guys with the extra time.

“He knows himself better than any pitcher I’ve had a chance to talk to. He just knows that he wants to throw it a little bit later in the week.”