Zack Greinke has signed a six-year, $206.5-million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, a National League West rival of the Dodgers but not where many Los Angeles fans feared he would land.
The Dodgers and San Francisco Giants were reportedly hot on the right-hander's trail. The Diamondbacks were not mentioned in media reports until Friday.
Greinke was something of an anomaly last season, a clear ace who was the No. 2 pitcher on his team.
But if Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw remained the staff — and team — centerpiece, there was no doubt Greinke was one of baseball’s finest pitchers.