Los Angeles Dodgers ace pitcher Zack Greinke might no longer be a free agent: he has agreed to sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks, pending a physical, according to Ken Rosenthal. The terms of the deal are currently unknown.
It wasn’t until today that it was reported that the Diamondbacks were pursuing Greinke. In fact, it was previously reported that the Dodgers star would sign with either the Dodgers or Giants.
As noted by SQ’s Graham Nolan, “Greinke was the NL Cy Young runner-up after posting a 19-3 record with a 1.66 ERA , a .187 batting average against, and 200 strikeouts in 222 2/3 innings pitched.”
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This is a shocker. The Diamondbacks didn’t appear to enter the conversation until today – and they might have already sealed the deal.
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UPDATE: The deal gives Greinke the largest average annual value for a pitcher in MLB history, trumping David Price’s recent $31M AAV. The deal is for six years $206M ($34.3M AAV).