Dodgers starting pitcher Zach Greinke is set to return on Wednesday night against the Nationals. Greinke will be making his first start at the major league level since injuring his collarbone in an on the field altercation with Carlos Quientin of the San Diego Padres.
On Friday night the right handed Greinke threw 80 pitches for the Rancho Cucamonga, the Dodger High-A affiliate. Greinke threw as fast as 91 mph in the 4 1/3 innings he was on the mound.
Prior to the incident with Gonzalez, Greinke owns a 1-0 record and a 1.59 ERA in two starts this season after signing a massive contract with the Dodgers in the offseason. His return will boost a team riddled with injuries to its pitching staff.