Greinke and the basketball question

The great website MLBTradeRumors.com got its hands on a copy of the uniform player’s contract, and I thought Brewers fans may be particularly interested in the section about “other sports.” This topic came up earlier this month when right-hander Zack Greinke was injured playing pick-up basketball. 

As GM Doug Melvin said then, Greinke did not violate his contract because it only stipulates that he cannot participate in organized basketball leagues. Here’s the actual language of what a player can and cannot do:
Other Sports
5.(b) The Player and the Club recognize and agree that the Player’s participation in certain other sports may impair or destroy his skill and ability as a baseball player. Accordingly, the Player agrees that he will not engage in professional boxing or wrestling; and that, except with the written consent of the Club, he will not engage in skiing, auto racing, motorcycle racing, sky diving, or in any game or exhibition of football, soccer, professional league basketball, ice hockey or other sport involving a substantial risk of personal injury. 
Manager Ron Roenicke has been asked daily about Greinke’s progress, and has had little to report. Greinke is still in the treatment phase of his recovery, doing arm exercises and maintaining cardiovascular fitness while everybody waits for his cracked left rib to heal. The timetable for his return remains murky.
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