Found May 11, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES Less than a month after breaking his left collarbone in a brawl with Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin and the subsequent surgery Zack Greinke is ready to pitch on the major league level. This was after being told that hed miss a minimum of six weeks, but more likely eight. Thats what they told you guys, said Greinke, laughing as he spoke to reporters Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. In fact, the Dodgers 147-million right-hander says he been ready to go for a while. Ive been feeling good for over a week now, Greinke said, one night after throwing a rehab start for the Dodgers Single-A team in Rancho Cucamonga. But theres a difference between feeling good and being ready to pitch. Im getting ready to pitch. However, if hes got a say in whether hes back on the mound Wednesday night as the Dodgers host the Washington Nationals, count him as a yes. I think I can (contribute positively) right now, said Greinke, who gave up 8 runs just three earned in 4 13 innings against, ironically, the Padres Single A team at Lake Elsinore. Im not going to be 100 percent by (Wednesday) anyway, but Ill be close to it. Physically, in my opinion, Ill be at 100 percent, yes. Pitching-wise and mentally Ill be close to it, but it will be probably five starts until Im 100 percent ready for that. I sure dont want to wait that long. So, manager Don Mattingly, will Greinke close out the home stand for your team Wednesday night? If the doctors give their approval, the answer is yes. Its not going to be (Greinkes) decision, though, said Mattingly of the highly competitive Greinke, but later admitted that the team would rather see him comeback while the team is at home. Wed rather have him take the risk of the whatever might happen while hes pitching here, said Mattingly. I think wed all like for it to be at (Dodger Stadium), but Id also like him to be ready 100 percent. The manager also expressed some concern about his ace right-hander swinging the bat and fielding his position, but an ultra-confident Greinke said hes been swinging. I could swing 100 percent if I have to. You just go out there and play; not think about what could go wrong, Greinke said. Which might be a good lesson for his Dodger teammates to learn. They lost eight straight before Saturday nights victory against Miami and at times have looked completely out of sync. They could obviously use some of the positive influence a quick Greinke return might bring.

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