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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Zack Greinke declined the Dodgers' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.
A mere formality after Greinke exercised the opt-out clause in his contract earlier this month, forfeiting $71 million over the next three seasons. He put up a 1.66 ERA and 200/40 K/BB ratio over 222 2/3 innings this past season in what could be a Cy Young-winning campaign. The Dodgers want Greinke back, but they'll have competition. Nov 13 - 5:32 PM

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The Giants are "believed to like" free agent Zack Greinke, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

That will happen when you go 19-3 with a 1.66 ERA and 200/40 K/BB ratio. There is expected to be no shortage of suitors for the 32-year-old, and the Giants could be serious with some rotation questions behind Madison Bumgarner. The Dodgers are also heavyweight contenders for Greinke, as his former team has made him a top priority this winter.
Nov 12 - 9:21 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of America has announced Jake Arrieta, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw as finalists for the 2015 National League Cy Young award.

It's hard to think of a more loaded trio of hurlers up for the top pitching award. Greinke posted a microscopic 1.66 ERA and 200/40 K/BB ratio over 222 2/3 innings this past season, but he might get beat by Arrieta, who held a 1.77 ERA overall and a 0.41 mark over his final two months.
Nov 10 - 6:54 PM

Dodgers extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to RHP Zack Greinke.

The move comes two days after Greinke officially exercised the opt-out clause in his contract. He's free to negotiate will any club now, but the Dodgers are expected to push hard to re-sign the National League Cy Young contender.
Nov 6 - 3:57 PM

Zack Greinke has become a free agent after exercising the opt-out in his contract with the Dodgers.

The decision has been expected all along and it's now official. Greinke could have earned $71 million over the next three seasons, but he figures to at least double that with another opportunity on the open market. The 32-year-old is coming off a 1.66 ERA and 200/40 K/BB ratio over 222 2/3 innings this past season. The Dodgers are expected to make a strong push to re-sign him, but they'll face some competition.
Nov 4 - 9:33 AM

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, there is "a ton of industry speculation" the Giants will make a run at impending free agent Zack Greinke.

The Giants were involved in the bidding for Jon Lester last offseason and it makes sense to add another ace to pair with Madison Bumgarner at the top of the rotation. Johnny Cueto, Jordan Zimmermann and David Price could be options for the Giants if they strike out with Greinke. San Francisco's current rotation features Bumgarner, Mike Leake, Jake Peavy, Chris Heston and Matt Cain with Tim Lincecum headed for free agency.
Oct 24 - 9:52 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Zack Greinke will exercise the opt-out clause in his contract.

It's been the assumption all along that he would. Greinke will be forfeiting $71 million over the next three years by exercising the clause, but he'll be able to net way more than that on the open market. Heyman speculates that Greinke, who will turn 32 next week, will likely get around $150 million over five years, "or perhaps even more." The Dodgers are expected to make a strong effort to re-sign Greinke, and the right-hander has interest in returning.
Oct 16 - 10:11 AM

Zack Greinke allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings, striking out nine, in a loss to the Mets in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday.

Greinke's troubles largely boiled down to his inability to get Daniel Murphy out -- Murphy went 3-for-3 against Greinke with an RBI double, a solo home run and a run scored after stealing third base. Against the rest of the Mets, Greinke gave up just three singles and a walk while fanning nine. The start may have been the last in a Dodgers uniform for Greinke, who has the ability to opt out of his contract after the season. With a stellar year and possibly his second Cy Young award under his belt, the soon-to-be 32-year-old will almost certainly at least test the free agent waters this winter.
Oct 15 - 11:22 PM

Zack Greinke scattered five hits and two runs over seven innings with eight strikeouts Saturday in the Dodgers’ win over the Mets in Game 2 of the NLDS.

It wasn’t vintage Greinke but it was good enough for the win. Both runs came on solo homers in the second inning. He escaped a jam in the sixth by getting David Wright to ground into an inning-ending double play. Greinke’s pitch count was high early but he settled down and eventually finished with a reasonable 110 pitches over seven frames. The series shifts back to New York for Game 3 on Monday.
Oct 11 - 12:48 AM

Zack Greinke fired eight innings of one-run ball in the Dodgers' 2-1 defeat of the Padres on Saturday.

It's a little odd that Dodgers manager Don Mattingly let his NLDS Game 2 starter go so deep in this one, but there weren't many high-stress pitches. The Cy Young Award candidate yielded just four hits and a walk while striking out eight. He'll finish the regular season with a 1.66 ERA.
Oct 4 - 12:10 AM

Zack Greinke got a no-decision, allowing two runs in seven innings as the Dodgers lost in 12 innings to the Giants on Monday.

Greinke allowed a two-run double to Trevor Brown in the second inning, accounting for all of the damage. It was one of four hits he allowed along with three walks and seven strikeouts. He hadn't pitched since September 18 due to a sore calf. Greinke now has a terrific 1.68 ERA with a 0.85 WHIP and a 192/39 K/BB ratio over 214 2/3 innings. He'll wrap up his regular season with a home start against the Padres.
Sep 29 - 2:22 AM

Zack Greinke (calf) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

That would put him on track to start on Monday in San Francisco. Greinke was scratched from a scheduled outing on Wednesday due to a sore calf, but it appears he'll be in line to make two starts next week.
Sep 25 - 5:42 PM

Zack Greinke has been scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start against the Diamondbacks due to calf soreness.

It's unclear at this point when Greinke was injured, but the Dodgers are saying that they expect the right-hander to be OK for his next outing. The club should offer more later Wednesday, including who will start in Greinke's place.
Sep 23 - 2:58 PM

Zack Greinke picked up his 18th victory with seven-plus innings of two-run ball versus the Pirates on Friday.

Greinke allowed just a solo homer through seven before the first two batters reached to begin the eighth. The bullpen did a nice job of holding the top of the Pirates order to one run from there, allowing Greinke to notch his fifth straight victory.
Sep 19 - 2:18 AM

Zack Greinke delivered another masterful performance in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks, scattering just three hits over eight shutout innings.

Greinke racked up eight strikeouts on the afternoon while walking a pair. The right-hander continues to build upon his resume for the National League Cy Young award, now sporting a 17-3 record to go along with his minuscule 1.61 ERA and 0.85 WHIP. He'll look to continue his dominance when he takes the hill against the Pirates on Saturday.
Sep 13 - 7:57 PM

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