Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - With pitcher Zack Greinke slated to start
Wednesday in his return from the disabled list, the Los Angeles Dodgers placed
right-hander Josh Beckett on the 15-day DL with a strained left groin.
Greinke was officially reinstated from the DL Wednesday and will make his
return to the mound as the Dodgers host the Washington Nationals in the finale
of a three-game series.
Greinke, who signed a megadeal with Dodgers this past offseason, is about a
month ahead of schedule after breaking his collarbone in his second start of
the season during a brawl with the San Diego Padres on April 11.
After pegging Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin, he muttered something toward
the batter before tempers flared and the two were involved in a benches
The standout right-hander did pitch 4 1/3 innings in a rehab assignment with
Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, though he was tagged for eight runs --
three earned -- on six hits.
Greinke went 1-0 with a 1.59 earned run average and 10 strikeouts over his
first two outings prior to the injury.
Beckett, meanwhile, made it through just three innings in Monday's 6-2 loss to
the Nationals after giving up four runs -- two earned -- on three hits and two
walks before leaving the contest.
The veteran right-hander has struggled mightily this season, posting an 0-5
record with a 5.19 ERA over eight starts.
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