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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (6) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Zack Greinke (groin) said he felt good after Sunday's bullpen session and is hopeful that he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.
"If I felt this good every day for the rest of my career, it would be amazing," Greinek said after his 40-pitch session. If he stays on his current scheduled and avoids any setbacks, it sounds like he could be ready to work in the team's third game of the regular season against the Rockies. Mar 18 - 10:20 PM

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Zack Greinke (groin) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

Greinke left his last start with tightness in his right groin, and while the injury isn't considered serious, it could cause him to miss out on being Arizona's Opening Day starter. What's more concerning are Greinke's velocity issues with his fastball this spring. Still, he's been a reliable fantasy starter over the past few seasons, and he could be a steal if he's falling into the later rounds in your fantasy draft.
Mar 18 - 8:26 AM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo strongly suggested Zack Greinke (groin) will not be ready for Opening Day.

"My mind-set is to not have him play catch-up for one day during the season," said Lovullo. "We want to make sure he’s strong from Day 1 until the end of the season." Greinke exited Wednesday's start with right groin tightness but was able to play catch on Thursday. Still, he won't throw his usual bullpen session on Saturday or make his scheduled start Monday against the White Sox. With Greinke on the shelf, Robbie Ray projects to start Opening Day on March 29.
Mar 15 - 5:42 PM

Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports that Zack Greinke (groin) won't undergo tests after leaving his start on Wednesday against the Reds early.

The Diamondbacks and Greinke don't believe the groin injury is serious, and manager Torey Lovullo expects him to be ready for Opening Day. Greinke also reportedly hit 92 mph at one point in the first inning of the start, which helps alleviate -- if not evaporate -- some of the velocity concerns that popped up earlier this month. He should once again be a top-15 fantasy starter in 2018.
Mar 14 - 8:03 PM

Zack Greinke left after one inning in his start against the Reds on Wednesday with tightness in his right groin.

Greinke was replaced by Albert Suarez. The right-hander has infamously struggled with velocity this spring, but there was no mention of issues with his groin coming into Wednesday's start. We should know more about the severity of the issue shortly, likely after the conclusion of the game.
Mar 14 - 4:51 PM

Zack Greinke acknowledged after an intrasquad start Thursday that his velocity has been down this spring.

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic clocked Greinke's fastball in the 84-86 mph range during that intrasquad outing and Greinke told Zach Buchanan of The Athletic afterwards that he has a "nagging feeling that he doesn't have it anymore." Greinke likes to toy with the media and he also tends to build velocity as the spring goes along, but this could be something to monitor. The 34-year-old right-hander registered a strong 3.20 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 215/45 K/BB ratio over 202 1/3 innings last season for the Diamondbacks.
Mar 8 - 2:34 PM

Zack Greinke allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings of work on Sunday against the Brewers in his first start of the Cactus League season.

Greinke allowed three hits, and 21-of-29 pitches were thrown for strikes. The 34-year-old right-hander is coming off a season where he won 17 games and struck out 215 batters in just over 202 innings for the playoff-bound Diamondbacks, and he should once again be one of the better starting options in the National League, if not all of baseball.
Feb 25 - 5:07 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Rangers' pursuit of Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke is "said to be pretty dead."

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported earlier this week that the Rangers were offering only "marginal prospects" for the Arizona ace, and the Diamondbacks are not interested in a straight salary-dump. Heyman says there are three other teams in the mix. It is believed that one of them is the Phillies. Greinke finished fourth in the NL Cy Young balloting in 2017, but he's owed a whopping $126.5 million over the next four seasons and the Diamondbacks want to free up some cash to re-sign J.D. Martinez.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 01:34:00 PM

Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the Phillies have shown interest in acquiring Zack Greinke.

With the Phillies taking care of their bullpen with the signings of Tommy Hunter and Pat Neshek, Murray reports that the Phillies have turned their attention to improving their rotation. Even with those signings, Philadelphia still has one of the lowest payrolls in baseball, so they can certainly afford to take on contract, even a large one like Greinke's. Reports are that despite his sizable contract, the Diamondbacks are not looking to salary dump the 34-year-old right-hander. The Yankees have also shown interest in procurring his services.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 08:03:00 PM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Rangers are offering "only marginal prospects" to the Diamondbacks for Zack Greinke.

Nightengale says the Rangers also want the Diamondbacks to pick up a portion of the $138.5 million that Greinke is owed over the next four years -- so this would basically be a salary dump. Arizona made it to the National League Division Series this past season and will be looking to go even further in 2018. It's a rumor that made very little sense from the get-go. Nightengale notes that the Rangers have been talking to the Diamondbacks about some of their other starting pitchers as well. Perhaps the clubs can work something out that doesn't involve Greinke, the fourth-place finisher in the 2017 National League Cy Young balloting.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 10:46:00 PM's T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers are talking to the Diamondbacks about their starting pitchers and "Zack Greinke could be in play."

That news comes as a pretty big surprise, as the Diamondbacks made it back to the playoffs in 2017 due in large part to Greinke's excellent 3.20 ERA, 1.07 ERA, and 215/45 K/BB ratio in 202 1/3 regular-season innings. Greinke does carry a massive contract that will pay him $138.5 million over the next four seasons and he turned 34 years old in October, but Arizona is expected to add, not subtract, this winter. Maybe the Rangers are offering MLB-ready talent in return, or maybe there's nothing to this story at all.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 07:55:00 PM

Zack Greinke wasn’t sharp versus his former team Monday, permitting three runs while walking five batters over five-plus innings in a loss to the Dodgers.

Greinke is lucky that his line wasn’t worse, as he just didn’t look like himself in this one. He served up a pair of home runs, and it’s the first time since August 15 of 2014 that he walked five batters in a game. The second longball came off the bat of Austin Barnes after Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo decided to send Greinke back out for the sixth inning even though he’d already exceeded 100 pitches and was clearly struggling. Greinke had a big bounce-back regular season, but he struggled in both postseason outings, allowing seven runs with a 5/6 K/BB ratio over 8 2/3 frames.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 01:59:00 AM

Zack Greinke gave up four runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings on Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' Wild Card Game win over the Rockies.

Greinke was excellent over the first three innings, giving up no hits. Then the fourth inning happened, and things got messy. It wasn't like Greinke was getting blooped, either -- he gave up several hard-hit extra-base hits in a row before being pulled by manager Torey Lovullo for Andrew Chafin. Fortunately, the Arizona bats did enough to back him up. Greinke will likely be the Game 3 starter for Arizona in the NLDS on Tuesday.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 12:12:00 AM

Zack Greinke was lifted after allowing two runs in four innings Friday against the Royals.

Just a little tuneup for Greinke ahead of next week's Wild Card Game. He finishes the regular season 17-7 with a 3.20 ERA and 215 strikeouts. That's the second highest K total of his career, behind only his Cy Young season of 2009.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 11:39:00 PM

Zack Greinke's next start has been pushed from Wednesday against the Giants to Friday against the Royals.

That lines him up to start next week's National League Wild Card Game on normal rest. Braden Shipley will take the mound on Wednesday versus San Francisco.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 06:27:00 PM

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1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Daniel Descalso
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2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
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RF1David Peralta
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S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Kris Medlen
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2Brad Boxberger
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Randall Delgado
6Albert Suarez
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8T.J. McFarland
9Michael Blazek
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