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Diamondbacks place Zack Greinke on disabled list, reinstate Rickie Weeks Jr.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks reinstated OF Rickie Weeks Jr. from the Bereavement List and placed RHP Zack Greinke on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 29, as announced by D-backs Sr. Vice President & General Manager Dave Stewart.

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Weeks, 33, is hitting .245 (24-for-98) with 7 doubles, 4 home runs and 10 RBI in 58 games for the D-backs this season. He was placed on the Bereavement List on Thursday. Greinke, 32, was removed from his last start after 2.0 innings on June 28 vs. Phillies with tightness in his left oblique. He had gone 7-0 with a 2.18 ERA (14 ER in 57.2 IP) in 8 starts prior to his injury.

There had been hope that Zack Greinke would be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, and perhaps only skip a start, but the team appears to be taking it more cautiously. An MRI on Saturday confirmed the diagnosis of an oblique strain. According to Chip Hale, they're hoping for a return after the All-Star break. "I don't know if it's realistic... that's what we're hoping for." The other Zack - that'd be Zack Godley - will be taking Greinke's spot in the rotation, beginning with the game on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres.

We'll also be losing another player for a few days next week, with Daniel Hudson being out from Tuesday to Friday, due to the death of his grandmother. He, like Weeks, will be placed on the bereavement list, presumably being replaced with another bullpen arm, so we don't have to play a man short.

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