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Zack Greinke makes second rehab start, eyes mid-May return

Apr 25, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke made his second minor-league rehab start yesterday at Triple-A, allowing two runs in 3.2 innings while throwing 54 pitches, and afterward said: “Maybe the velocity was still there, but the control wasn’t that sharp.”

He’s scheduled to make a third rehab start Friday, at which point the Brewers may decide that he’s ready to join the rotation. If that happens, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that his Brewers debut would likely be May 4 against the Braves.

Greinke tried to talk his way off the disabled list earlier, but manager Ron Roenicke shot down the idea by saying “it makes no sense” because “we need this guy for the long haul.”

  1. ScubaXsniper - Apr 25, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    If he’s likely to return May 4, why does the title say “eyes mid-May return?” Wouldn’t it be early May?

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