LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke to a six-year contract. The announcement was made by Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti.
As we set out this offseason to add a front line pitcher who is capable and proven, Zack was the one we zeroed in on, said Colletti. We are very pleased to add a second pitcher who has won a Cy Young award to this rotation and organization. We believe he brings a lot to this team and to a pitching staff that was already very good.
Greinke, 29, will enter his 10th Major League season in 2013 after pitching for the Royals (2004-10), Brewers (2011-12) and Angels (2012) during the course of his career. He went a combined 15-5 with 3.48 ERA in 34 starts for the Brewers and Angels last season and finished the campaign on a five-game winning streak, going 5-0 with a 2.04 ERA (13 ER57.1 IP) in his last eight starts after Aug. 24.
In 2011, his only full season in the National League, Greinke tied a...