Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/8/12
The Dodgers are making significant progress toward a contract with free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke. If Greinke signs with the Dodgers, he would get a six-year, 145-million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Greinke, 29, is the clear-cut No. 1 starting pitcher in this free-agent class and is also believed to be pursued by the Texas Rangers. 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. Greinke had his best season in 2009, when won the American League Cy Young Award pitching for the Kansas City Royals. That year, he was 16-8 with a 2.16 ERA. Greinke has overcome well-chronicled bouts with anxiety and depression, which nearly led him to quit baseball before the 2006 season. The Dodgers will look for Greinke to be a No. 2 pitcher to compliment ace Clayton Kershaw. ...
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