Greinke hopes to return next week

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeMay 11, 2013


Injured Los Angeles Dodgers ace Zack Greinke is targeting next week as his return to the rotation after making a rehab start Friday night for Class A Rancho Cucamonga.
Greinke, who is recovering from a broken collarbone, allowed eight runs and six hits with four strikeouts and no walks in 4 1/3 innings. Though the result was less-than-impressive, he had no setbacks, according to CBS Sports.
Greinke thinks he can start for the Dodgers on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium. If he does, it would be a faster-than-expected recovery. He has been out since April 12 when he sustained the injury during a brawl against the San Diego Padres. His altercation with Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin after hitting him with a pitch resulted in the injury. Greinke was expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Greinke is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts this season.