Greinke to the Bullpen
As Tim wrote the other day, with Luke Hudson and Scott Elarton coming back from the DL, something had to give. Apparently that "something" is Zack Greinke, who is going to be a relief pitcher for the time being. How odd.
Greinke looked great in his April start against Daisuke Matsuzaka; since then he's been mostly terrible with a couple of strong outings mixed in. I can't imagine this is anything remotely permanent, but perhaps the Royals are showcasing all of their marginal guys--Hudson, Brian Bannister, Odalis Perez, etc.--to see what they can get in trade. Heaven knows they have some needs to fill.
By Jeff Sackmann
Brew Crew Ball