By C. Trent Rosecrans
"He said he felt great," manager Ron Roenicke told reporters, including Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "The pain is gone."
Greinke's DL trip is retroactive to March 22, meaning he could technically come off of the DL a week into the season, but that's highly unlikely. The team won't have any kind of timetable until he gets back on the mound, and that's likely a couple of days away.
Greinke suffered the injury early in the spring playing basketball.
The team also officially put LaTroy Hawkins (shoulder) and Manny Parra (back) on the DL, also retroactive to March 22. Right fielder Corey Hart (oblique) and catcher Jonathan Lucroy (finger) will also start the season on the DL.
With Greinke on the disabled list, the Brewers are expected to break camp with four starters and decide on another starter when they need one, April 6 against the Braves.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.