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Zack Greinke has a broken left collarbone because Carlos Quentin is an imbecile. The initial timetable is eight weeks following surgery, and Greinke has traveled back to LA to visit with team doctor Neal ElAttrache and go under the knife. A CT scan of the left clavicle showed that Greinke needs a rod placed to stabilize and align the fracture. The surgery will be performed Saturday by team physicians Dr. ElAttrache and Dr. John Itamura, at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. This whole situation was just … unnecessary and terrible for the Dodgers. Quentin just has to walk 90 feet to first. —– Hanley Ramirez is progressing with his rehab following surgery on his torn thumb ligament suffered during the World Baseball Classic, as he had his cast removed. “He’s actually been able to do quite a bit of baseball stuff. Hopefully that will shorten the timetable for when he comes back, to be sharper,” said manager Don Mattingly. Ramirez isn’t what he used to be, but compared to what the Dodgers are currently trotting out on the left side of the infield, he would be a savior. —– The heart ailment that has felled Kenley Jansen numerous times over the last couple of seasons is now fully healed, and Jansen does not have to worry about a recurrence. “It was a fairly successful operation to begin with, but it was very successful on him,” said Stan Conte, the Dodgers’ head of medical services. “His conditioning has improved, which, I think, is a direct reflection of the surgery. Now, he has a normal heart.” “When I got an a-fib, my heart rate was like 200,” Jansen said. “It’s crazy. It’s beating quick and out of rhythm, and you get tired. That’s the scary part, that you’re tired. You feel like you’re running all the time.” “It’s finally fixed,” Jansen, 25, said with a smile. Excellent news for Kenley both on and off the field. —– Chad Billingsley‘s return to The Show from an injured finger on his pitching hand went pretty well, as he went six in his first start of the season. He fanned three and allowed eight baserunners. Most importantly though, Chad’s elbow, finger, and groin did not give him trouble, and the bit of rust was to be expected considering he hadn’t pitched in a major-league game since late August of last year. —– Ted Lilly went six in a rehab start with the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. He seems to be close to “ready”. ===== Greg Zakwin is the founder of the site Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle. Follow him on Twitter @ArgyledPlaschke.

Greinke's pitch starts brawl

The Los Angeles Dodgers' $147 million investment in Zack Greinke was put at risk Thursday night because of an apparent grudge going back to a Kansas City Royals-Chicago White Sox rivalry. San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged the mound after Greinke hit him with a 3-2 pitch as the leadoff batter in the sixth inning of a 2-1 game, igniting a benches-clearing melee...

Update: Zack Greinke to have Surgery, Out 8 Weeks

Zack Greinke, shown here pitching during spring training, is expected to miss 8 weeks with a broken collarbone sustained in last night’s brawl in San Diego. (Image source: Los Angeles Times Word from multiple sources now confirms that today Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke visited with Dr. Neal ElAttrache...

Zack Greinke hits Carlos Quenti, Zack fractures collarbone in subsequent brawl

Zack Greinke's move to avoid the Zack Greinke takedown following a HBP was very un-MMA like and more ram like. Leading to a broken collarbone. Your browser does not support iframes. **Follow us... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Zack Greinke Suffers Broken Left Collarbone In Bench-Clearing Brawl

Follow @DSchmelzerTSB on Twitter In the sixth inning of last night’s game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke hit Padres Outfielder Carlos Quentin with a pitch. As you can see in the video after the jump, Greinke appears to say something to Quentin after the pitch, and Quentin charges the mound. The two collide shoulders like a running...

Dodgers P Zack Greinke to have surgery on broken collarbone, out eight weeks

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will be undergoing surgery on his broken collarbone after Carlos Quentin charged the mound against him.

Dodgers win game, but lose in big way

Zack Greinke had his left arm in a sling and a dazed look on his face as he told his side of the story. Barely two hours before, the $147 million Dodgers pitcher was injured in a wild fight with the San Diego Padres that didn't even end when the game did. Greinke broke his left collarbone in a bench-clearing brawl during Los Angeles' 3-2 victory Thursday night, leaving the...

Dodgers Zack Greinke Breaks Collarbone After Bench Clearing Brawl (Video)

Zack Grienke and Carlos Quentin have some history together. Quentin thinks that Greinke likes to hit him on purpose (3 times over last few years), so when he did last night he charged the mound. Normally, these fights are harmless, but in this case the shoulder block by Quentin caused Greinke to break his collarbone. Here is what the combatants had to say. “I never hit him on...

Video of Padres vs Dodgers fight, Carlos Quentin tackles Zack Greinke

On Thursday, Carlos Quentin started a massive brawl when he charged the mound against Los Angeles Dodgers starter Zach Greinke.

Dodgers 3, Padres 2

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his left collarbone in a bench-clearing brawl with the San Diego Padres during Los Angeles' 3-2 victory Thursday night. Juan Uribe's pinch-hit home run in the eighth put the Dodgers ahead, two innings after Greinke hit Carlos Quentin on the left shoulder with a pitch. The slugger started walking toward the mound and Greinke appeared to...

Dodgers P Zack Greinke breaks collarbone after Carlos Quentin charges mound

San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged the mound, breaking Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke's collarbone in the ensuing brawl.

San Diego Padres & Los Angeles Dodgers Brawl (GIF)

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres were having a seemingly normal baseball game last night when things went horrible wrong. Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke hit the Padres’ Carlos Quentin and Quentin subsequently charged the mound. The resulting brawl resulted in a broken collarbone for the Dodgers’ $147 million pitcher. Thanks to Gamedayr for [...]

Los Angeles Dodgers Have a Few Words for San Diego Padres on Twitter

The Dodger and Padres had one of the more memorable fights in recent years Thursday night, and it appears that the fun is not over yet. In case you missed it, Dodgers starting pitcher Zach Greinke nailed Padres hitter Carlos Quentin in the shoulder with a pitch. Quentin paused for a moment and appeared as if he was going to do the right thing and just take his base. Then he charged...

D-backs' Baylor: Being hit 'part of the game'

PHOENIX -- Don Baylor knows a little something about getting hit by a pitch. He was right on top of the plate when he batted and paid for it, being hit 267 times. Call Baylor old school, but he longs for the days when a batter was not chastised for occasionally seeking immediate justice. Baylor was not afraid to take matters into his own hand during his 19-year career, and he vividly...
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