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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 192
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Dodgers have had "no discussions" about trading Zack Greinke.
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish wrote Wednesday that the Dodgers might float Greinke's name this winter because they're worried that he's going to opt out of his contract after the 2015 season, but it doesn't make much sense for a contending team to deal one of the top starting pitchers in baseball. There was never any fire to that smoke. Greinke registered a 2.71 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 207/43 K/BB ratio in 202 1/3 innings this past season for Los Angeles. Dec 4 - 1:22 PM

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According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Dodgers may make Zack Greinke available for trade this winter.

Per a source, some within the Dodgers organization are concerned Greinke may opt out of his contract after next season to become a free agent. Greinke is signed through 2018 and will make $71 million over the final three years of his deal, so it's not a guarantee that he would exercise that option -- any team acquiring him would also be running the risk that he opts out as well. The Dodgers are obviously hoping to contend in 2015 and a Greinke trade seems very unlikely, but it's not out of the realm of possibilities either.
Dec 3 - 11:18 PM

Zack Greinke has been named the 2014 National League Gold Glove winner at pitcher.

It's Greinke's first Gold Glove, though he's always been regarded as a superb fielding pitcher. He topped Adam Wainwright and teammate Clayton Kershaw for the award.
Nov 4 - 7:58 PM

Zack Greinke tossed seven scoreless innings in the Dodgers' NLDS Game 2 defeat of the Cardinals.

Greinke was fantastic, yielding only two hits over his seven shutout frames. Now the best-of-five is tied at a game apiece. Greinke could be called on again to pitch Game 5 if the series makes it back to Los Angeles.
Oct 5 - 2:30 AM

Zack Greinke looked sharp in his final regular season tune-up on Sunday, hurling five innings of one-run ball in a victory over the Rockies.

Greinke scattered just four hits and a walk while punching out six on the afternoon. He concludes another terrific regular season with a 17-8 record, 2.71 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 207/43 K/BB ratio in 202 1/3 innings.
Sep 28 - 8:14 PM

Zack Greinke pitched eight innings of two-run ball Tuesday as the Dodgers topped the Giants 4-2.

Greinke struck out five, walked none, and allowed six hits. One of those hits was a two-run Madison Bumgarner homer in the third. Fortunately for Greinke, Bumgarner gave up four runs across the way to drop the decision. Greinke has essentially been the difference in this division race, improving to 6-0 against the Giants this season. He boasts a 2.74 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 201/42 K/BB ratio. Greinke is scheduled to host Colorado on Sunday, but those plans could change.
Sep 24 - 1:03 AM

Zack Greinke lasted only five innings, allowing four runs, in a no-decision against the Cubs on Thursday.

Greinke wasn't particularly efficient, needing 112 pitches to get through his five frames. He scattered nine hits with one walk and five strikeouts. All told, though, Greinke has had another marvelous season, sporting a 2.76 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 196/42 K/BB ratio. He'll look to grab his 16th win of the season when he faces the Giants at home on Tuesday.
Sep 19 - 12:08 AM

Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball for six innings and homered Saturday as the Dodgers crushed the Giants 17-0.

Well, this is quite the response to Friday's 9-0 loss. Greinke also doubled and walked in addition to homering off Mike Kickham. He was lifted after 84 pitches, which the Dodgers probably preferred anyway; they've been trying to go easier on him since last month's mild elbow issue.
Sep 14 - 12:46 AM

Zack Greinke held the Diamondbacks to two runs over six innings in Sunday's win.

Greinke gave up six hits and walked three, but he limited the damage enough for the win. It moved him to 14-8 with a 2.73 ERA on the year. Greinke will look for his 15th win -- a mark that would give him at least 15 wins in each of the past four seasons -- Saturday at the Giants.
Sep 7 - 8:33 PM

Zack Greinke's start this weekend has been pushed back from Saturday to Sunday.

No reason was given for the switch, but Greinke did have elbow concerns last month. Hyun-Jin Ryu has been moved up a day to Saturday.
Sep 5 - 5:22 PM

Zack Greinke hurled eight innings of one-run ball Saturday in a no-decision against the Padres.

Greinke pitched well enough to deserve a win, striking out eight batters and yielding only four hits over his eight frames, but the Padres won the game in the bottom of the 10th inning. Greinke seems to be over the elbow tenderness that bothered him for much of August. He'll carry a strong 2.72 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Diamondbacks.
Aug 31 - 12:07 AM

Zack Greinke allowed four runs -- three earned -- in seven innings Saturday but the Dodgers beat the Mets.

Greinke has been dealing with tenderness in his right elbow for the past few weeks and he did not look fully healthy in this one, yielding nine hits in all -- including two home runs. The Dodgers may try to find the 30-year-old right-hander some more rest before the postseason. He still has a strong 2.79 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the year.
Aug 24 - 12:15 AM

Zack Greinke (elbow) had his scheduled start on Thursday pushed back to Saturday.

Greinke has been dealing with some elbow tenderness in recent weeks -- he underwent an MRI on the elbow two weeks ago, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has downplayed the seriousness of the ailment, and it's promising that he will at least make another start shortly after the originally scheduled one. Clayton Kershaw will move up in the rotation to start Thursday in Greinke's place.
Aug 20 - 7:15 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Zack Greinke (elbow) is a "possibility" to make his next scheduled start on Thursday.

Mattingly downplayed Greinke's sore elbow earlier in the day, but he was more reserved with his comments after Tuesday's game. The right-hander skipped his normal between-starts bullpen session due to a sore pitching elbow. Mattingly said more information on Greinke's status will be available Wednesday.
Aug 20 - 1:49 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly revealed Tuesday that Zack Greinke has been nursing a sore right elbow recently.

However, Mattingly said the soreness hasn't affected Greinke's throwing program and the skipper considers it standard for pitchers over a long season. While the elbow issue doesn't appear to be a concern at this point, it's certainly something worth filing away.
Aug 19 - 7:33 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Juan Nicasio
6Joe Wieland
7Zach Lee
8Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow