Greinke Undergoes Surgery For Broken Left Collarbone


0  Updated at 8:59 am, April 14th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke underwent a 90-minute operation Saturday to fix his broken left collarbone. The right-hander suffered the injury after hitting San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin with a pitch Thursday night, resulting in bench-clearing brawl.

The club said in a statement that a metal plate was used to stabilized the bone. The procedure was performed by Dr. John Itamura and Dr. Neal ElAttrache at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old Grienke is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts this season. He has struck out 10 batters in 11 1-3 innings of work.

Left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano will take Grienke’s spot in the rotation. The 2009 American League Cy Young award winner is expected to sidelined for eight weeks.

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