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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (6) / KC
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Zack Greinke allowed four runs over six innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Braves.
Greinke picked up his 2,000th career strikeout in an otherwise unmemorable outing. He's given up four runs on seven occasions this year after doing so just twice in 2015. Aug 25 - 1:47 AM

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Zack Greinke pitched seven innings and allowed two runs Friday against the Padres.

Greinke bounced back nicely from the horrific start Sunday against the Red Sox. The quality of opponents likely had something to do with his last two results, but then, the Padres offense isn't so bad, at least for the top half of the order.
Aug 20 - 2:49 AM

Zack Greinke was pulverized by the Red Sox in Sunday's 16-2 loss, surrendering nine runs on 10 hits over 1 2/3 innings.

Oh dear. Mookie Betts launched a two-run home run off Greinke in the first inning, but that was just a throat-clearing. In the second, the Red Sox jumped for seven runs, with Betts this time rocking a three-run dinger. Jackie Bradley Jr. also provided a two-run shot in the ugly frame. The disaster pushed Greinke's ERA from 3.67 to 4.31. He will try to atone for the unflattering result in a road start against the Padres next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 14 - 5:21 PM

Making his first start in the majors since late June, Zack Greinke struck out six while allowing three runs over six frames in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Mets.

He allowed five hits and a walk to go along with his six punchouts. Greinke coughed up the lead when he served up a two-run homer to Neil Walker in the bottom of the sixth, but the D'Backs came back with three runs in the seventh to put their ace in the win column. Greinke's record now sits at 11-3 in spite of a disappointing 3.67 ERA. He'll take on the Red Sox the next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 10 - 12:35 AM

Diamondbacks activated RHP Zack Greinke from the 15-day disabled list.

Greinke has been out since June 28 with an oblique strain, but he'll make his long-awaited return Tuesday night against the Mets in New York. The high-priced right-hander returns to a 3.62 ERA and 91/21 K/BB ratio over 109 1/3 innings.
Aug 9 - 1:48 PM

Zack Greinke (oblique) is expected to rejoin the Diamondbacks' rotation on Tuesday against the Mets.

Greinke allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks over five innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Reno on Thursday, but the pitcher says he's "100 percent" and that's really all that matters. The All-Star pitchers has been on the shelf for the last five and a half weeks due to a strained oblique.
Aug 5 - 8:56 AM

Zack Greinke (oblique) is expected to make one more rehab start before he's activated.

Greinke allowed an unearned run over three innings Friday in a rehab outing for the AZL Diamondbacks. Now he'll make one more start in the minors before returning to the Diamondbacks' rotation. The former Cy Young winner has been sidelined with a strained oblique since late June.
Jul 30 - 8:45 PM

Zack Greinke (oblique) is expected to make an appearance in an Arizona League game on Friday.

Greinke made it through a 40-pitch simulated appearance on Tuesday and should be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment if he wakes up Wednesday feeling fine. He could return to the Diamondbacks after just one minor league outing. The ace right-hander has been sidelined since June 29 because of a left oblique strain.
Jul 26 - 6:22 PM

Zack Greinke (oblique) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Tuesday.

If all goes well, Greinke will throw either a simulated game or a minor league rehab start on Friday. He appears on track for a return in early August. Greinke has been out all month with a left oblique strain.
Jul 25 - 5:38 PM

Zack Greinke (oblique) threw a 45-pitch bullpen session Saturday.

Greinke came out of the session with no issues. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that the club is still determining what the next step will be for Greinke, although it's possible he's ready to make a rehab start. A return in early August is looking likely if he can avoid a setback.
Jul 24 - 9:14 AM

Zack Greinke (oblique) is scheduled to throw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Greinke felt strong after a flat-ground throwing session Tuesday and is ready to take the next step in his rehabilitation from a left oblique strain. The right-hander acknowledged Wednesday that he will probably require a minor league rehab start, which would rule him out for next week's four-game series in Milwaukee. An early-August return is the safer bet.
Jul 20 - 1:11 PM

Zack Greinke (oblique) played catch Tuesday.

There's talk of Greinke returning next week during the Diamondbacks' four-game series in Milwaukee, but that seems pretty aggressive. Greinke, out since June 29 with a left oblique strain, still hasn't resumed throwing off a mound. An early-August activation is more likely.
Jul 19 - 6:26 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Zack Greinke (oblique) is still feeling tightness when he throws.

Greinke was aiming to return against Milwaukee at the end of the month but Hale said that's probably a long shot. The right-hander's return date will continue to be a moving target. Zack Godley has absorbed Greinke's spot in the starting rotation.
Jul 16 - 7:53 PM

Zack Greinke (oblique) played catch from a distance of 60 feet on Thursday.

Greinke felt strong during and after the short workout -- his first time throwing a baseball since he landed on the disabled list June 29 with a left oblique strain. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says the Diamondbacks are hoping their ace will return to the starting rotation July 25-26 against Milwaukee. That would probably rule out a minor league rehab start.
Jul 15 - 12:22 PM

Zack Greinke (oblique) hopes to resume throwing within the next day or two.

Greinke had been aiming to return to the Diamondbacks' rotation immediately after the All-Star break, but that is obviously not going to happen. "I don't think that date is attainable because that was contingent on him throwing Friday," Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Sunday. "He'll go back to Phoenix and hopefully throw in the next couple of days. He says he's almost to the point where he can play catch, so it's getting better." Greinke has been on the disabled list since June 29 with a strained left oblique.
Jul 11 - 8:07 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3A.J. Pollock
RF1Brandon Drury
2David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Archie Bradley
4Braden Shipley
5Zack Godley
6Rubby De La Rosa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Daniel Hudson
2Randall Delgado
3Enrique Burgos
4Jake Barrett
5Andrew Chafin
6Silvino Bracho
7Patrick Corbin
8Edwin Escobar
9Vicente Campos