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Zack Greinke to rejoin Brewers rotation Tuesday vs. Phillies after “recharging his batteries”

Jul 18, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

Zack Greinke AP

Earlier this week when the Brewers scratched Zack Greinke from his scheduled start today they insisted it was “recharging his batteries” and not because of a specific injury.

Sure enough Jon Morosi of reports that Greinke will avoid the disabled list and return to the rotation Tuesday against the Phillies.

That would have been his normal rest had he started as planned today, which means they’re truly skipping Greinke in the rotation for one turn. It also means he’ll be matched up with Cliff Lee next week in a heavily scouted and very interesting game.

And it could be Greinke’s final start in a Brewers uniform, because his next turn in the rotation after that would be July 29 and … well, if the outing versus the Phillies goes well general manager Doug Melvin may have found a taker for him by then.

  1. randygnyc - Jul 18, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Who’s to say that he’s not “anxious” about the looming trade deadline?

    • ezthinking - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:26 AM

      only a dick.

  2. kkolchak - Jul 18, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Somebody is going to overpay massively for Greinke…and be sorry at the end of the season that they did so. This guy just isn’t a “money” pitcher. Now Cliff Lee, on the other hand…

  3. hodaghunter - Jul 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    At the end of the day I feel this is all going to be smoke and mirrors. If anything the Brewers are the team most likely to do nothing at the trade deadline.

  4. florida76 - Jul 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Greinke is simply one of those talented players who isn’t mentally tough. Reluctant to play in a bigger market, and this “recharging the batteries'” business is coming at the worst time for his team. Greinke actually had basically an extra day of rest when he was ejected from a game in the first inning recently for spiking the ball.

    • ezthinking - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:27 AM

      don’t watch much baseball do ya?

      • kkolchak - Jul 19, 2012 at 7:09 AM

        Career postseason ERA: 6.48. I’d say florida76 is spot on.

      • themuddychicken - Jul 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM

        Eh, I don’t know, he’s only ever been in 1 postseason in his career. I’d need to see more than that to make some broad sweeping claim about him.

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