Zack Greinke RUMORS & NEWS

  • Zack Greinke's big contract could cost him the Hall of Fame

    Sporting News "Who he is: For anyone who studies ballpark factors, it might have been apparent that Zack Greinke made a mistake when he signed a $206.5 million free agent deal with the Diamondbacks. From 2013 to 2015, Greinke enjoyed the greatest stretch of his career, going 51-15 with a 2.30 ERA for the..." April 20

  • Zack Greinke's L.A. Return Stirs Up Good Memories, Weird Feelings for Dodgers

    Bleacher Report "Zack Greinke is renewing acquaintances during his highly anticipated return to Los Angeles this week. But, alas, he is not starting in L.A. This is purely a social visit for the man who opted out of his Dodgers deal and signed a whopping, six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona..." April 13

  • Greinke: Signing with D-Backs had 'zero to do' with Puig

    The Score "When Zack Greinke returned to Chavez Ravine on Tuesday for the first time since signing a six-year, $206.5-million deal with the Diamondbacks, the 32-year-old right-hander made it clear he didn't leave Los Angeles for Arizona because of a reported beef with former Dodgers teammate Yasiel..." April 12

  • Greinke: 'I've got to start pitching better' "Yes, D-backs right-hander Zack Greinke did settle in after a three-run first inning Saturday night to keep his team in the game, which the Cubs ended up winning, 4-2. And it's true that the outing was an improvement over his Opening Day start. But Greinke, who signed a six-year, $206.5..." April 10

  • Chip Hale says flu not factor in Zack Greinke's start

    Arizona Republic "Did a bout of the flu compromise Zack Greinke’s start against the Colorado Rockies on Opening Day? That’s what FOX Sports national baseball writer Ken Rosenthal suggested in a tweet Tuesday morning. It read: “Greinke pitched with flu. Did not come close to missing start; decision that he would..." April 07

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Dbacks’ Greinke pitched with flu. Did not come close to missing start; decision that he would pitch was made day before.

  • Greinke: Dodgers' depth might be 'best of all time'

    The Score "On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers will open their season with a considerably different lineup than the last one they fielded in 2015. Zack Greinke, last year's Cy Young runner-up, bolted for the desert after the division-rival Diamondbacks signed him to a record-breaking contract. Manager Don..." April 03

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks Chip Hale says Zack Greinke will start opening day. Rest of order to be determined by match ups the first week.

  • D-Backs tab new ace Greinke as Opening Day starter

    The Score "The Arizona Diamondbacks spent $206.5 million to bring right-hander Zack Greinke to their club in the offseason, so it's no surprise they'll be handing the ball to the former Cy Young winner to start Opening Day. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale told reporters on Wednesday that Greinke will get..." February 17

  • Chip Hale tabs Zack Greinke to start Opening Day for the Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "Today in unsurprising news: Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale appeared on MLB Network Radio and announced that new starter Zack Greinke will take the hill on Opening Day, per Jim Bowden. It was just a formality, as who else could start Opening Day for them other than the man they signed to a..." January 16

  • Zack Greinke donating one percent of salary to charity

    Sportsnaut "A portion Zack Greinke’s six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks will be going to charity. Jon Heyman of CBS Sportstweeted that the star right-hander will donate one percent of his annual salary to charity. At first, this doesn’t necessarily sound like a lot of money...." December 12

  • Zack Greinke agrees to deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks stunned the baseball world on Friday night, outbidding their deep-pocketed division rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, to reel in one of the best pitchers on the free-agent market, agreeing to terms with right-hander Zack Greinke on a six-year deal worth $206.5 million. Though..." December 05

  • Report: the Diamondbacks are pursuing Zack Greinke

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears from sources that the Diamondbacks are pursuing free agent starter Zack Greinke. J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles News Group hears from an agent not affiliated with Greinke that the Diamondbacks have the money to pull off a deal. The Diamondbacks have been..." December 04

  • Reports: Red Sox Were In On Zack Greinke If David Price Deal Fell Through

    NESN "One way or another, Boston Red Sox after president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was going to make a splash. Free agent David Price woke up Tuesday morning “believing he would be spending the next seven years pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals,” according to USA TODAY Sports’ Bob..." December 02

  • Zack Greinke deal “could come soon,” Dodgers and Giants lead the bidding

    Hardball Talk "Jordan Zimmermann signed with the Tigers on Sunday for five years, $110 million. David Price signed with the Red Sox on Tuesday for seven years, $217 million. Two big dominos have fallen in this loaded free agent market for starting pitchers, and another big one is about to go … FOX Sports’..." December 02

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #RedSox needed a decision by today by David Price so they didn't lose out on Greinke as well. Greinke was their back-up plan.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Zack Greinke now expected to sign with #Dodgers or #Giants by the end of the week on a 5- or 6-year deal. The #Dodgers still the favorites

  • Greinke looking for $30M annual payout

    The Score "Zack Greinke wants the big bucks, and it could be one of the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants who give the right-hander what he craves. The 32-year-old Greinke is believed to seeking a deal that will pay him $30 million per year, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick also..." December 01

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Zack Greinke's market is quietly heating up, says a source. #Dodgers, #SFGiants both looking for some clarity.

  • Some see rival Giants as big threat to Dodgers for Zack Greinke

    CBS Sports "The rival San Francisco Giants look like they might pose a formidable threat to steal star pitcher Zack Greinke away from the Dodgers. A couple of people even suggested the Giants may be the favorite, though that is speculative. The Giants are very much interested in Greinke by all..." November 21

  • Cy Young winner Arrieta says free agent Greinke welcome in Chicago

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday it was announced that Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta had edged free agent Zack Greinke of the Dodgers in the NL Cy Young balloting. During the course of Arrieta's post-award interviews, he remarked up Greinke's free agent status ... Yes, this is a simple stating of the obvious. The..." November 19

  • Enrique Hernandez begs Zack Greinke on Twitter to stay with the Dodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "Free agent ace Zack Greinke knows that the Dodgers will do everything in their power to convince him to remain in Los Angeles. But he probably wasn’t expecting the team’s 24-year-old shortstop to go on Twitter and do his best impression of Rihanna, begging the three-time All-Star to..." November 15

  • Blue Jays weighing contract offer to Greinke

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays are considering extending a contract offer to free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke and while the team would be considered a long-shot to sign him, the move would establish that the Jays are planning to double down on this year's playoff-calibre team. Greinke, 32, is arguably..." November 11

  • Donaldson takes top prize from peers at Players Choice Awards

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson continues to collect the accolades coming off the best season of his five-year career. After being named the American League Hank Aaron Award winner last month, Donaldson was named the 2015 Player of the Year at the Players Choice Awards on Monday..." November 10

  • Giants GM Evans: $200 million for Greinke 'a tall order'

    CSN Bay Area "Are the Giants going to pursue Zack Greinke? "I'm not gonna eliminate anybody at this point," general manager Bobby Evans said on KNBR 680-AM Thursday morning. After electing to opt out of his contract with the Dodgers earlier this week, Greinke is one of several big-name free agent starting..." November 06

  • Where will Zack Greinke end up signing?

    ESPN "As expected, Zack Greinke opted out of the final three years and $71 million of his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and filed for free agency. The right-hander is coming off a season in which he went 19-3 with a 1.66 ERA, leading the National League in ERA, WAR, on-base percentage allowed..." November 06

  • Greinke opts out of contract with Dodgers, becomes free agent

    The Score "Zack Greinke, a strong candidate for the 2015 NL Cy Young award, is poised to headline an impressive crop of free agents this winter after opting out of his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday morning, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. Greinke, the three-time All-Star..." November 04

  • The risk of a Zack Greinke contract extension

    True Blue L.A. "There are many large roster decisions facing the Dodgers this offseason, but what they do with Zack Greinke remains likely the most important choice this winter. Greinke can opt out of the remaining three years and $71 remaining on his contract and become a free agent. He hasn't yet, though..." October 21

  • Zack Greinke to opt out of Dodgers contract

    CBS Sports "Zack Greinke will opt out of a contract that has $71 million over three years remaining, according to sources, and one GM suggested he should get multiple offers for $125 million over five years, at a minimum, with the likely winning bid at about $150 million over five years, or perhaps even..." October 16

  • Greinke, deGrom set for historic matchup in Game 5

    Sporting News "So, you thought Jake Arrieta vs. Gerrit Cole was a good pitching matchup in the National League wild-card game? That was nothing. Jacob deGrom and Zack Greinke will square off on the mound at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night in Game 5 of the National League Division Series (8 p.m. ET, TBS),..." October 14

  • How the Mets plan to attack Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke

    New York Post "The Mets might want to heed the advice of their sage third-base coach when considering how they can beat Dodgers aces Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the NLDS. “It’s one hit — a Mike Scioscia hit,” Tim Teufel said. It was Scioscia’s home run against Dwight Gooden in the 1988 NLCS that..." October 08

  • Dodgers' Zack Greinke tops Jake Arrieta for best ERA in majors

    CBS Sports "If we look past the Deadball Era (post-1920), Dodgers starter Zack Greinke just posted the ninth best ERA in baseball history. So, obviously, he won the NL ERA crown. The best single-season ERAs since the Deadball Era: 1. Bob Gibson, 1968, 1.12 2. Dwight Gooden, 1985, 1.53 3. Greg Maddux,..." October 05

  • Greinke on track to start Monday vs. Giants

    The Score "Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke will throw a bullpen session Friday, and is on track to start Monday versus the San Francisco Giants, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. The National League Cy Young candidate was scratched from his last start Wednesday..." September 25

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    Dodger starter Zack Greinke will miss his start tonight with calf soreness. He is expected to take his next turn in the rotation.

  • Zack Greinke's 1.61 ERA would be fifth-lowest since 1920

    CBS Sports "Unhappy with his own performance in his previous start -- in which he allowed an unsavory three runs -- Zack Greinke got back to business Sunday. And his business is dominating, like almost nobody else has in generations. Greinke allowed three hits over eight scoreless innings in a 4-3 Dodgers..." September 14

  • Zack Greinke thinks something should be done about long September games

    Larry Brown Sports "Zack Greinke pitched six innings and picked up a win for the Dodgers against the Angels on Monday night. The final score was 7-5, but you would have thought it was 24-23 with the amount of players who took the mound. A total of 16 pitchers received work in the game. Six pitchers recorded just..." September 08

  • Zack Greinke provides pitching and power for L.A. Dodgers victory

    L.A. Daily News "For the first time since late June, the Dodgers offense looked like it wouldn’t be able to produce the runs to give pitcher Zack Greinke an easy win Sunday. So, Greinke took matters into his own hands. Greinke (13-2) was sharp as ever on the mound, giving up just one run in seven..." August 17

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    Zack Greinke will start tonight's game. Clayton Kershaw, who was scheduled to pitch tonight, will start tomorrow's game.

  • deGrom RBI ends Zack Greinke's scoreless streak at 45 2/3 innings

    CBS Sports "Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke on Sunday gave up a run for the first time since June 13. An RBI grounder to the right side by Greinke's opposite number, Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom, scored Kirk Nieuwenhuis on a close -- but correct -- call at that plate. And with that, Greinke's..." July 26

  • Zack Greinke out Fri. for child's birth; Dodgers hopeful for weekend start

    ESPN Los Angeles "Zack Greinke's scoreless-innings streak is on hold. The Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander, who hasn't allowed a run in 43⅔ innings, flew back to Los Angeles on Thursday morning to be with his wife, Emily, who is expecting the couple's first child. Greinke won't make his scheduled start against..." July 24

  • Zack Greinke leaves for pending birth of child, unlikely for Friday start

    True Blue L.A. "So, about those Dodgers weekend starting rotation plans... Zack Greinke likely won't start for the Dodgers on Friday, as he is with his wife Emily for the birth of their first child. Alanna Rizzo was the first to report, followed by several Dodgers beat writers." July 24

  • Zack Greinke extends scoreless innings streak in Dodgers’ win over Washington Nationals

    L.A. Daily News "The odds of any pitcher throwing 43 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings are microscopic to begin with, but consider what’s unfolding every time Zack Greinke takes the mound for the Dodgers. In 1988, Orel Hershiser set the record by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings, one more than Don..." July 20

  • Harper on Greinke's historic stretch: 'I don't think he was very tough'

    CSN Washington "Dodgers starter Zack Greinke continued a historic stretch on Sunday afternoon against the Nationals by extending his consecutive scoreless streak to 43 2/3 innings. That's the fourth-longest such streak since 1961 and the best since Orel Hershiser's 59 straight in 1988. He is just the third..." July 20

  • Zach Greinke and Dallas Keuchel named All-Star starters

    Hardball Talk "All-Star managers Bruce Bochy and Ned Yost have chosen their starting pitchers, with right-hander Zack Greinke of the Dodgers getting the assignment for the National League and left-hander Dallas Keuchel of the Astros being the pick for the American League. Greinke’s excellence is well known...." July 13

  • Dodgers Zack Greinke Ripped Teammates for Poop Habits Wash Your Damn Hands!

    TMZ "L.A. Dodgers superstar Zack Greinke called out a bunch of his crappy teammates in 2013 ... putting the Blue Crew on blast for taking dumps in team facilities ... and NOT washing their hands! It's all part of a new book by former Dodgers beat writer Molly Knight ... who says the Cy Young winner..." June 25

  • Zack Greinke 'just a little off' in spring debut

    True Blue L.A. "Zack Greinke made his 2015 Cactus League debut on Wednesday against the Cubs, and felt his usual control was missing just a bit. "My stuff was just a little off," Greinke said. "I guess, it was okay for a first start." Greinke threw 30 pitches in two innings, allowing two runs on two hits..." March 12

  • Greinke faces hitters, says arm 'doing good'

    ESPN Los Angeles "A little over two weeks after getting a lubricating injection in his right elbow, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw off a mound to hitters Friday and said afterward he has not had any problems with his arm since receiving treatment. The Dodgers have a lot riding on a healthy..." March 08

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Greinke throws BP Friday, Ryu Saturday. And they each will start five days later.

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Zack Greinke is listed to throw his first bullpen session today after an elbow injection last week.

  • Greinke not convinced Dodgers have improved

    ESPN Los Angeles "Last spring, Los Angeles Dodgers president Stan Kasten said pitcher Zack Greinke, “has this endearing, contrarian quality to him that we all know and love.” Greinke’s loveable candor, if that’s the term for it, resurfaced again at Saturday’s FanFest, when he offered a far-from-fawning analysis..." February 03

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