Zack Greinke most likely won't be an Angel next season

Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

The Angels pitcher is said to be aiming to cash in on a huge payday that might deter the Angels from attempting to re-sign him.

The Los Angeles Angels are no longer expected to retain the services of free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke, CBS Sports reported on Tuesday.

The Angels have been in the market for a No. 3 starter to start behind Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson and were expected to make a play at keeping Greinke in Los Angeles.

But over the weekend, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that Greinke is expected to go after a deal that potentially could be worth close to $150 million. That number might be a bit too high for the Angels' taste.

And the Angels, who still don't have a No. 3 starter behind Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson?

"It won't be Greinke," said one person familiar with their plans.

With the Angels potentially out of the Greinke race, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals all appear to be favorites in the race for the starter.

Greinke started 13 games for the Angels last year, going 6-2 with a 3.53 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 89.1 innings pitched. He also posted the third-lowest WHIP of his career at 1.187.

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