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Greinke not concerned by down velo in latest start

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Zack Greinke's velocity was down a bit in Wednesday's start against Team Mexico, but the D-backs' right-hander wasn't concerned.

Greinke topped out at 89.5 mph in his second outing after hitting 91 mph in his first.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Zack Greinke's velocity was down a bit in Wednesday's start against Team Mexico, but the D-backs' right-hander wasn't concerned.

Greinke topped out at 89.5 mph in his second outing after hitting 91 mph in his first.

"No, I'd rather it be more," Greinke said when asked if he was satisfied with his velocity. "But that's just what it is at the moment. Hopefully I'll get a little better as the camp goes."

Greinke is about a week behind the other starting pitchers because he is being brought along slower this spring due to the extra 10 days built into the schedule with the World Baseball Classic.

"I saw mainly 88s when I looked," Greinke said of his velocity. "A little bit slower than normal, but I started throwing a little later than normal, too. So hopefully it gains a little bit. But it's not like too crazy at the moment."

Greinke allowed two runs on six hits over 2 2/3 innings on Wednesday after tossing 1 2/3 scoreless frames against the Dodgers in his first outing.

Despite the numbers not being as good, Greinke felt Wednesday was a step forward stuffwise.

"This start was way better than the first one," Greinke said. "That's a good sign always. Hopefully it just continues to get better as camp goes."

Brito hurt: Outfielder Socrates Brito dislocated the ring finger of his left hand while sliding headfirst into home plate in the fifth inning.

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said after the game that Brito was seeing a doctor and would be re-evaluated. Lovullo declined to speculate as to whether surgery might be required or how long Brito might miss.

Video: MEX@ARI: Brito out on force, leaves with hand injury

Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

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