Right handed pitcher Zack Greinke could be on the move before the July Trade Deadline if the Brewers can't sign him to a long-term deal Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports reports. “They're definitely expecting to move him unless something changes and they re-sign him,” a rival executive told Rosenthal.
General Manager Doug Melvin said that they haven't decided whether they will try to deal Greinke or any other player. “I haven't sat down with ownership,” Melvin said. “I haven't talked to any club yet to say, ‘Give names.' I haven't had that conversation.”
“We've got to make a decision on what we're doing overall,” Melvin said. “We're hoping we can put a good week together. If we don't, we've got to be prepared to go both ways. A lot more clubs are starting to call now. Clubs are calling on different players.”
Back in April, we wrote about the possibility of Greinke pulling off a Matt Cain type deal (six-years, $112.5 million). The 28-year old Greinke is 8-2 with a 2.81 ERA, 0.3 HR/9, 2.0 BB/9 and 9.3 SO/9 in 96.0 innings with the Brewers in 2012.
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