Zack Greinke won't be carrying the Dodgers on his shoulders—or his clavicles—anytime soon.
On Friday, the team said the right-handed star pitcher will need surgery and is out for perhaps two months after breaking his left collarbone in a benches-clearing brawl Thursday. The fracas started after Greinke hit the Padres' Carlos Quentin with a pitch. Quentin was suspended for eight games.
Greinke was a marquee off-season acquisition of the Dodgers (six years, $147 million) and was a major factor in many picking the Dodgers to win the World Series (including Box-Toppers).
Greinke led all players in Box-Toppers points in 2009 with 21.5, the year he also won the American League Cy Young Award with the Kansas City Royals. He remains among the top-ranked players in Box-Toppers points. Since 2008, he has the 5th most points among NL pitchers (73.4), which is the 10th most among all players. Since the start of 2012, he ranks 10th among NL pitchers. And his overall 91.8 career Box-Toppers points puts him at 10th place among active NL pitchers.
He already had 2.0 Box-Toppers points for 2013 after being named Player of the Day on April 5.
|2009||kc al||21.5||Led MLB in Box-Toppers points.|
|2011||mil nl||16.5||Ranked 7th among NL pitchers.|
|2012||mil nl/ana al||12.7||(7.7 with Brewers, 5 with Angels)|
|Total||91.8||Ranks 10th among active NL pitchers.|
|2012-13||14.7||Ranks 10th among NL pitchers.|
|2008-13||73.4||Ranks 10th among all players, 5th among NL pitchers.|