Greinke Bouncing Back from Setback

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Zack Greinke was all smiles and laughter as he walked off the bullpen mound and into the clubhouse with catcher Alex Avila after a 40-pitch bullpen session that put him back on track to start the season in the D-backs' rotation.

"If I felt this good every day for the rest of my career, it would be amazing," said Greinke, who left his Wednesday start with tightness in his right groin. "I'll definitely be making the next outing. I felt healthy and the pitches were pretty good. Hopefully that continues. It should; it was a good day."

Greinke's bullpen was a little more substantial than normal -- he throws 20 or fewer pitches during a regular season side session -- but having only thrown 19 pitches in his one inning of work Wednesday, the meaty bullpen work helped him make up for lost time.

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