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Greinke out 8 weeks

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will need surgery to repair his broken collarbone and is expected to be out of action eight weeks, the team announced Friday.

Officially, Greinke was placed on the 15-day disabled list, and the team recalled right-hander Shawn Tolleson from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Greinke had a CT scan on Friday, which determined he will need an operation on Saturday. He will have a rod put in the collarbone to help align the fracture.

Carlos Quentin of the San Diego Padres rushed the mound and wrestled Greinke to the ground after getting hit by a pitch Thursday night, leading to a benches-clearing brawl. Greinke lowered his left (non-throwing) shoulder into Quentin when Quentin charged toward him, and Greinke's left shoulder took the brunt of the blow as they collided.

After the game, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp confronted Quentin in an area leading to a parking garage at the stadium to question why he went after Greinke. Security and Padres pitcher Clayton Richard stepped in to break up the nose-to-nose exchange.

Greinke, who signed a six-year deal with the Dodgers in December as a free agent, was 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA this season.

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