The Los Angeles Dodgers are close to getting their guy in free agent starting pitcher Zack Greinke, as first reported by Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports. The right-handed starter is considered to be the top free agent available this offseason.
According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, it will be a six-year deal for $145 million, meaning Greinke will be earning slightly more than $24 million per season over the length of the deal.
While some believed Greinke would be on the receiving end of the largest contract ever signed by a pitcher in the history of baseball, it seems that the ace will not be quite that fortunate this winter.
Greinke, who was traded mid-season in 2012, posted a 3.48 ERA across 212-1/3 innings of work last year with the Los Angeles Angels and Milwaukee Brewers. The ERA was supported by terrific peripherals of 8.5 K/9 and a 2.3 BB/9.