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 inning...