Greinke will ‘recharge batteries’

Brewers starter will miss Wednesday's start
Greinke will ‘recharge batteries’

Milwaukee Brewers starter Zack Greinke has been scratched from his scheduled start against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

Tyler Thornburg will start in Greinke’s place.

The 2009 American League Cy Young award winner has been the subject of trade speculation, but there was no immediate indication that he had been traded or sustained any significant injury.

Greinke is coming off a rare stretch of three straight starts for the Brewers.

He was ejected in the first inning of a July 7 start in Houston, pitched again the next day, then started Milwaukee’s first game after the All-Star break.

But Greinke gave up 10 runs in eight-plus innings during those starts.

Sources say the Brewers are giving Greinke a chance to “recharge his batteries” by skipping Wednesday’s start.