Dodgers’ Zack Greinke to undergo surgery, out eight weeks
Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke will undergo surgery to stabilize his left clavicle tomorrow and is expected to miss up to eight weeks.
Greinke was injured last night following a scuffle with San Diego Padres’ outfielder Carlos Quentin. With the Dodgers leading 2-1 in the bottom of the 6th inning and no men out, Greinke plunked Quentin which started the bench-clearing brawl. Matt Kemp, Jerry Hairston Jr., Greinke and Quentin were ejected from the game.
Greinke signed a six-year pact with the Dodgers worth $147 million in the offseason. This is the third instance in Quentin’s career that he has been hit by a pitch delivered by Greinke.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly expressed his displeasure with the events following the game to reporters.
“He should not play a game until Greinke can pitch,” Mattingly said about Quentin. “If he plays before Greinke pitches, something is wrong. Their guys charges the mound being an idiot and our guy is going to be out for however long and their guy is probably going to be playing in three days. It’s a joke.”