I guess we know who won’t be starting for Milwaukee on Opening Day against the Reds:
The Brewers’ remade starting rotation will not begin the season intact. Zack Greinke cracked a rib playing basketball during the first week of Spring Training and will begin the regular season on the disabled list, club officials said Tuesday.
Greinke, Milwaukee’s biggest offseason addition and potential Opening Day starter, made two Cactus League starts with sore ribs before undergoing an MRI scan on Monday that revealed a hairline fracture of his seventh rib and a bone bruise on his eighth rib.
Of course, Cincinnati’s announced Opening Day starter, Edinson Volquez, isn’t even in the country right now as he tries to get his work visa. Who knows what the pitching matchup will be by the time the season starts?