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Ace Greinke set to start vs. Team Mexico

D-backs bringing him along slowly, but he'll keep Wednesday's start
MLB.com @SteveGilbertMLB

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- D-backs ace Zack Greinke will stay in the rotation and start Wednesday afternoon against Team Mexico at Salt River Fields.

It will be Greinke's second start of the spring. He's in line to finish the spring with one fewer start than other Arizona pitchers, as the team wanted to bring him along a little slower because of the longer spring.

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- D-backs ace Zack Greinke will stay in the rotation and start Wednesday afternoon against Team Mexico at Salt River Fields.

It will be Greinke's second start of the spring. He's in line to finish the spring with one fewer start than other Arizona pitchers, as the team wanted to bring him along a little slower because of the longer spring.

Video: Greinke ready to take ball for D-backs' Opening Day

"At this point, he's going to keep that start, which will line him up for his April 2 start," D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said.

Arizona opens the regular season against the Giants.

In his first start this spring, Greinke allowed one hit and walked one in 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Dodgers.

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

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