Zack Greinke is heading to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jon Heyman of CBSSports is reporting. Greinke, 29, was the No.1 starting pitcher in free agency this off season. Greinke will be the No. 2 pitcher behind Clayton Kershaw.
The deal is reported to be for six years worth 147 million. That makes Greinke’s new deal the richest any pitcher has ever received.
The deal is pending a physical but will be “official” on Monday.
Over nine major league seasons, Greinke is 91-78 with a 3.77 earned-run average. He pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers and Angels last season, and was a combined 15-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 34 starts.
He won the American League Cy Young award in 2009 when he was a part of the Kansas City Royals.
The Texas Rangers were another team that was pushing hard to sign Greinke, but it seems like their efforts were futile. Expect the Rangers to turn their heads to Josh Hamilton in the coming days.