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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Zack Greinke is currently drawing "minimal" trade interest.
Rosenthal says of Greinke that the Diamondbacks "are not marketing him aggressively, in part because they are reluctant to eat salary." Greinke is owed $172.5 million over the next five seasons and would receive a $2 million assignment bonus if traded. He can also block a deal to 15 teams, is 33 and is coming off a season that saw him post a 4.37 ERA. The D'Backs would surely have to absorb a chunk of his contract in order to move him, but for now it sounds like they'll hang tight. Nov 28 - 11:21 PM

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Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said Wednesday that he "fully anticipates" starter Zack Greinke opening the 2017 season in Arizona.

Greinke posted a disappointing 4.37 ERA over 26 starts in the first year of a massive six-year, $206.5 million free agent agreement with the Diamondbacks and the club redid its front office this fall, but it doesn't sound like an aggressive rebuild is coming under Hazen and Co. At least not yet. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported in September that the earliest the Diamondbacks would consider trading Greinke is July 2017 because Arizona intends to compete leading into the new season. Granted, that was before Hazen got hired.
Nov 10 - 9:35 AM

Zack Greinke said Saturday that his shoulder injury has "gotten better" and that he'd "definitely be able to make my outings" if the Diamondbacks were in the playoffs.

An MRI on Greinke's right shoulder came back negative, and it doesn't sound like anything to be overly worried about going into the offseason. "I can’t predict the future," he said, "but I would definitely be making the playoff start if there was a playoff start in four or five days or so." Greinke posted a disappointing 4.37 ERA over 26 starts in his first year in Arizona.
Oct 2 - 8:26 AM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale doesn't expect Zack Greinke (shoulder) to pitch again this season.

Neither do we. Greinke underwent an MRI after battling shoulder stiffness in his last start and there's just not enough time left in the season for him to make a full recovery. Greinke's first year with the Diamondbacks couldn't have gone much worse. The former Cy Young winner recorded an underwhelming 4.37 ERA over 26 starts and couldn't stay healthy. Set to turn 33 next month, it looks like Greinke's best days are behind him.
Sep 24 - 5:53 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Zack Greinke was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday after experiencing shoulder stiffness following Wednesday's start.

It sounds as though this could sideline the right-hander for the remainder of the season. His first season in Arizona hasn't gone as planned, compiling a 4.37 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 134/41 K/BB ratio across his 158 2/3 innings. He's in the first year of a massive six-year, $206.5 million deal that he signed last winter.
Sep 23 - 8:26 PM

Zack Greinke allowed two runs and two hits over six innings in beating the Padres on Wednesday.

Greinke struck out seven, so it seems like another encouraging start. Nevertheless, he did walk four batters for the third straight start. It's a really unexpected development; prior to his four-walk outing Sept. 11, he hadn't walked four in a game since 2014. Greinke stands at 13-7 with a 4.37 ERA.
Sep 22 - 12:50 AM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic notes that Zack Greinke has tweaked his delivery.

The change, which includes Greinke pausing over the pitching rubber before finishing toward home plate, began after a start against the Dodgers on September 5 when he gave up five homers. Greinke has declined talking about the change, but Diamondbacks pitching coach Mike Butcher said the high-priced right-hander was "getting a little quick" in his delivery and is using the pause in order to "stay back a little bit." Greinke has posted a disappointing 4.42 ERA over 25 starts in the first season of a six-year, $206.5 million contract.
Sep 20 - 2:43 PM

Zack Greinke allowed three runs -- one earned -- in six innings Friday against the Dodgers.

Greinke walked four for the second start in a row. Before last Sunday, he hadn't walked four in any start since 2014. Still, it's a lot better than giving up five homers, we must say. Greinke took the loss in this one, falling to 12-7 with a 4.42 ERA.
Sep 17 - 1:46 AM

Zack Greinke logged a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Giants, surrendering three runs on six hits over his six frames.

The veteran right-hander uncharacteristically walked four on the afternoon while striking out three. Denard Span launched a leadoff solo home run off of him, then the Giants tacked on a pair sixth before Greinke departed. In what has been a very disappointing season, Greinke now owns a 4.54 ERA and 1.28 WHIP through 24 starts. He'll look to right the ship on Friday against the Dodgers.
Sep 11 - 7:36 PM

Zack Greinke was pounded for five homers and eight runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Dodgers in a loss Monday.

Five homers. It's the first time in his career that's happened. He hadn't given up four in a start since June 3, 2008. He's the third pitcher this year to allow five in an outing, joining Chris Young and Jason Hammel. Greinke has given up a total of 21 homers in 140 2/3 innings this year after allowing just 14 in 222 2/3 innings last season. The last time he allowed 20 homers in a season was 2008. In 23 starts this season, he's allowed more runs than he has in any season since 2012. Maybe it's just not his year.
Sep 5 - 11:31 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today heard from the Diamondbacks front office that the earliest they would consider trading Zack Greinke is July 2017 because they intend to compete next year.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported late Wednesday that the Dodgers made a play for Greinke before the waiver trade deadline, but also that "discussions were not substantive and did not advance." Presumably because the Diamondbacks quickly rebuffed their division rival. Greinke, who turns 33 next month, owns a relatively disappointing 4.17 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 114/29 K/BB ratio in 136 innings this season with Arizona. He was signed to a six-year, $206.5 million free agent contract last winter.
Sep 1 - 2:58 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers expressed interest in reacquiring Zack Greinke from the Diamondbacks before Wednesday's waiver trade deadline.

Rosenthal adds, however, that the "discussions were not substantive and did not advance." Perhaps it's something that could be revisited this winter. Arizona sits near the very bottom of the National League with a record of 56-77 and Chase Field, which opened in 1998, is about to set a record low for attendance. That doesn't fit so well with Greinke's six-year, $206.5 million free agent contract -- $172.5 million of which is still owed. The 32-year-old right-hander has an underwhelming 4.17 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 114/29 K/BB ratio in 136 innings this season with the Diamondbacks.
Source: FOX Sports
Sep 1 - 9:39 AM

Zack Greinke handcuffed the Giants in Tuesday's win, yielding just two runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings.

Greinke wasn't mowing them down -- he struck out one on the evening -- but it was an effective outing nonetheless. Brandon Crawford managed a sacrifice fly in the third and Joe Panik an RBI double in the sixth to account for the scoring on Greinke's watch. He will carry a 4.17 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into a road date with the Dodgers next time he takes the mound.
Aug 31 - 1:37 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Phil Gosselin
3Domingo Leyba
4Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Ketel Marte
4Dawel Lugo
5Jack Reinheimer
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Peter O'Brien
3Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Archie Bradley
4Braden Shipley
5Shelby Miller
6Rubby De La Rosa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake Barrett
2Randall Delgado
3Enrique Burgos
4Andrew Chafin
5Silvino Bracho
6Patrick Corbin
7Steve Hathaway
8Zack Godley
9Matt Koch
10Jimmie Sherfy