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12-08-2012, 10:42 PM
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did Brown have a better or worse injury history compared to Greinke during that age range, my memory is a little cloudy on how durable Brown was before he got to the Dodgers
I don't remember off the top of my head. Greinke doesn't have much of an injury history up to this point.
No pitcher is completely without injury risk, simply due to the demands of the position. But you’d be hard-pressed to find a better candidate to give you 200 innings a year than Greinke. Over the last five years, he’s made at least 32 starts and thrown 200 or more innings every single season other than 2011, and that was because of a freak injury where he broke some ribs playing basketball. Just look at his Baseball Prospectus injury card; other than the ribs, he missed a few days with right shoulder inflammation in 2010 and two weeks in camp that year with dental surgery. In a big league career dating back to 2004, that’s it.
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