Amid swirling trade rumors involving the Brewers' ace, Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke announced on Monday that he would be shutting Zack Greinke down for his next start, scheduled for this Wednesday against St. Louis.



Skipping the start, Roenicke said, comes with the hope that the team can give Greinke an extended rest, especially after he made three consecutive starts for the team—the first pitcher to do that in baseball in 95 years. His last two starts — after his first went for just two outs — were particularly ineffective, as he gave up eight earned runs in eight innings of action. Overall, however, Greinke has been one of Milwaukee's best pitchers, with a 9-3 record and a 3.57 ERA.