Zack Greinke will begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment Friday night in a Class-A game and could be ready to rejoin the Los Angeles Dodgers within two weeks, roughly three weeks ahead of the original timetable.
Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin returned to San Diego's lineup Tuesday night and said he has spoken with Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke following a scuffle that left the pitcher with a broken left collarbone and Quentin with an eight-game suspension.
Zack Greinke was back in the Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse Wednesday, his left arm in a sling three days after he underwent surgery on his left collarbone, and said he regretted not warning catcher A.J. Ellis about his history with Carlos Quentin.
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez laughed at his ability to draw the ire of manager Ron Roenicke, hoping to prove he had recovered from a broken collarbone at the same time with a few swings at batting practice.