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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
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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. Dec 14 - 1:34 PM

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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.
Dec 13 - 8:03 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.
Dec 12 - 10:46 PM

MLB.com'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.
Dec 12 - 7:55 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.
Oct 10 - 1:59 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.
Oct 5 - 12:12 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.
Sep 29 - 11:39 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.
Sep 26 - 6:27 PM

Zack Greinke will start the National League Wild Card Game for the Diamondbacks.

Robbie Ray has been fantastic this season (Arizona's entire rotation has, really), but it's no surprise that manager Torey Lovullo will go with Greinke in the win-or-go-home affair. Greinke is currently scheduled to pitch Wednesday versus the Giants, but he could be pushed back a couple days so that he'd be on regular rest on October 4 for the Wild Card Game.
Sep 25 - 7:00 PM

Zack Greinke was pulled after allowing eight runs in four innings Friday against the Marlins.

It's the first time all year that he's allowed more than six runs. He have given up seven total in his previous five starts. Tonight's outing took his ERA from 2.87 to 3.18, his highest mark since early June. He's slated to face the Giants next week in his final start of the regular season.
Sep 23 - 2:15 AM

Zack Greinke allowed two hits and a walk across eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts Saturday in San Francisco.

Greinke threw 70 of his 107 pitches for strikes. He has been on fire in the month of September, lasting at least seven innings in each outing while going 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA. He also has won each of his past three decisions over his past five outings dating back to Aug. 19.
Sep 17 - 1:10 AM

Zack Greinke pitched seven innings of two-run ball Monday in a no-decision versus the Rockies.

Greinke struck out six and walked none. He's allowed four runs total in his last three starts, and he's suffered no ill effects after losing his personal catcher, Jeff Mathis, last month.
Sep 12 - 1:44 AM

Zack Greinke allowed just one earned run, four hits and a walk with six strikeouts across seven innings in a no-decision in Tuesday's road start against the Dodgers.

Greinke threw 67 of his 101 pitches for strikes to post his third consecutive quality start. He has also struck out at least four batters in each of his past nine outings. He'll look to keep up the good times in his next scheduled start Monday against the Rockies.
Sep 6 - 4:04 AM

Zack Greinke picked up his 16th victory of the season on Thursday, limiting the Dodgers to just one run on four hits over six frames.

The right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while walking two. The only blemish on his day was an RBI double off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez in the second inning. Now 16-6 on the season, Greinke will carry a 3.08 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into a rematch against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Aug 31 - 7:20 PM

Zack Greinke picked up win No. 15 after allowing three runs -- two earned -- in 6 2/3 innings Friday against the Giants.

Greinke had to throw to someone other than the injured Jeff Mathis for the first time all year in this one, but it didn't seem to bother him at all. He struck out four and walked none on the night. He'll have a tougher challenge against the Dodgers next time out.
Aug 26 - 1:13 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jeff Mathis
2Chris Herrmann
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Christian Walker
2B1Chris Owings
2Brandon Drury
3Daniel Descalso
4Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Ketel Marte
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
2Cesar Puello
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Archie Bradley
2Brad Boxberger
3Andrew Chafin
4Jake Barrett
5Randall Delgado
6Jimmie Sherfy
7Silvino Bracho
8T.J. McFarland
9Braden Shipley
10Anthony Banda
11Jared Miller
12Albert Suarez