Zack Greinke returns vs. Nationals
MAY 14, 2013 4:37p ET
Welcome back, Zack! Zack Greinke is expected to start in the series finale against the #Nationals tomorrow night.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 14, 2013
Greinke, who broke his left collarbone during an altercation with Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin on April 11, pitched on Friday for the Dodgers' Class-A team, giving up five earned runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Despite the rocky outing, Greinke is confident he'll be able to help the ailing Dodgers, who enter Tuesday in last place of the NL West, 7 ½ games behind the division-leading Giants.
"I won't be in midseason form, but I feel I'm able to get guys out," Greinke said following Friday's start.
Greinke, who underwent surgery on April 13 and was expected to miss eight weeks, is 3 ½ weeks ahead of schedule.