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Zack Greinke's contract could affect Dodgers' pursuit of free-agent pitcher
Zack Greinke's contract could affect Dodgers' pursuit of free-agent pitcher

As the first day of baseball's winter meetings came to a close Monday night, Jon Lester was believed to be close to deciding where he'll pitch next season. At first glance, the Dodgers looked like one of his most logical destinations. The Dodgers are in search of a starting pitcher. They say they can still afford to make a major move. And they wouldn't have to forfeit their first-round pick in the draft next year if they sign Lester. That doesn't mean they will. The Dodgers' short- and long-term plans for their rotation will have to consider the contractual status of Zack Greinke. Greinke is heading for the third year of a six-year, $147-million contract. The...

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