Diamondbacks won’t consider trading Zack Greinke until July 2017, report says

If the Dodgers are going to reacquire Zack Greinke, the club is going to have to wait until nextJuly’snon-waiver trade deadline.That’s the earliest the Diamondbacks would even consider trading their$206.5 million right-hander, because the club hopes to contend next season,according to USA Today Sports.MORE: Best pitcher last namesThe Dodgers made an intriguing, yet unsucce sful, Dee Gordon Jersey attempt to trade forGreinke beforeWednesday’srevocable waiversdeadline,Fox Sports reported. Tradediscu sions between the two clubswere not substantive and did not advance, the report said. Los AngeleswantsGreinke for protection against Clayton Kershaw’s potential free agency in 2018.Greinke, who turns 33 next month, is in the midst of a disappointing season with a4.17 ERA and1.24 WHIP. Heis owed thehighestaverage annual salary ($34.4 million) over the remainder of https://www.marinersedges.com/seattle-mariners/edgar-martinez-jersey his contract.The D-backs were supposed to be contenders this yearafter acquiringGreinke,pitcherShelby Miller,shortstopJean Segura and relieverTyler Clippard in the offseason, but injuries and poor pitchingperformances have derailed those playoff hopes.With questions about the D-backs’ front office, specifically the future employment ofchief baseball officer Tony La Ru sa and general manager Dave Stewart, anotherdisheartening season in https://www.marinersedges.com/seattle-mariners/ken-griffey-jersey 2017 could realistically spell the end for Greinke’s tenure in Arizona.

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