Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/15/14
If it seemed like A.J. Ellis was slow to get out and try to divert a charging Carlos Quentin, it's because he was.  Ellis, not necessarily familiar with the bad blood between Zack Greinke and Quentin, had no reason to believe a seemingly innocuous hit-by-pitch to the arm would result in an all-out brawl.  Not on a 3-2 count in a  one-run game, at least.  But it did, and Greinke says he regrets not warning Ellis. Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles says Greinke knew he had developed a reputation among White Sox players when Quentin was still with Chicago, but he didn't think anything would happen last week when the Dodgers faced Quentin and the Padres in San Diego.  In hindsight, Greinke wishes he would have warned Ellis ahead of time. "I should have told him. I knew anyone with the White Sox has always labeled me as someone that does stuff," Greinke said. "I didn't think it would happen, but looking back at it I should have warned him. I know he would feel a lot better about it." Greinke visited the Dodgers yesterday just a few days removed from surgery that will keep him out two months.  He spoke about keeping quiet over the bad blood between he and Quentin and remember the firestorm he created when he talked about another player - Chris Carpenter - back in 2011.  With Greinke out, the Dodgers had planned to turn to Chris Capuano, but he too has landed on the disabled list.  That leaves Ted Lilly as the likely fill-in. Greinke's comments about not warning Ellis are interesting in the fact that no one has mentioned Ellis' inability to keep Quentin away from his pitcher (at least no one I've heard).  In most cases, a catcher will get destroyed by the public if he does not protect his pitcher.  Ellis simply didn't have time to react, and it sounds like he had no clue anything like this would happen.  Because no one had previously talked about Ellis' inability to protect Greinke and the last line of Greinke's quote above, it's probably safe to assume Ellis has told Greinke how bad he feels about the situation. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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