MILWAUKEE -- Just two years ago, Marco Estrada was across the parking lot.
At Maryvale Baseball Park, minor league camp is across the way from the big league camp and clubhouse, and If it weren't for Zack Greinke getting hurt playing pick-up basketball, Estrada probably would have never made the walk back to the side of the complex where he now belongs.
As he heads back to Phoenix this year, Estrada is an established major league pitcher, and the manager that once considered him an afterthought now believes Estrada will be his No. 2 starter behind Yovani Gallardo.
"It does (blow my mind)," Estrada said. "It's all thanks to them. To even give me the opportunity, it's huge. I'm really appreciative and excited. It doesn't matter where I am, number 2, 3 or 4. As long as I'm in that rotation, it doesn't matter.
"Getting the opportunity to stick as a starter now, it's going to be pretty fun for me. I'm excited. Hopefully I can stick as one."
In his first full season as a starter, Estrada ...