Things may not be as bad as they first looked when Zack Greinke was shut down with elbow inflammation. The Los Angeles Dodgers may get their newest ace back as soon as Wednesday. While nothing is official until he takes the mound, Greinke is scheduled to throw Wednesday in a minor league game.
Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times had the update:
Greinke felt good this morning. He will pitch in a game on Mar. 20.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) March 18, 2013
Greinke just signed a large contract this offseason - $159 million large - so an injury to his elbow could be devastating to the Dodgers. Even if Greinke had to miss some regular season time, the club would be alright because of their depth. But financially, it would be a big hit.
Greinke won the American League Cy Young in 2009 when he was still pitching for the Kansas City Royals. He has been solid everywhere he's gone. And he's bounced around a lot for a pitcher of his caliber. Greinke has pitched for the Royals, the Brewers, the Angels, and now the Dodgers.
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