Thursday September 1st, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers have expressed interest in trading for Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke before the postseason eligibility deadline for players, reports Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

According to the report, the trade discussions did not go anywhere. Greinke pitched for the Dodgers the previous three seasons before signing a six-year, $206.5 million contract with Arizona over the off-season.

Greinke recently cleared waivers which made him eligible to be traded to any team.

Greinke is scheduled to be paid $34 million in each of the next two seasons, which includes signing bonuses of $3 million to be paid annually for the remainder of the contract. 

Greinke is 12–4 with a 4.17 ERA this season for the Diamondbacks, who have the third-worst record in the National League. The Diamondbacks will miss the playoffs for the fifth straight season, while the Dodgers are currently playoff bound with the best record in the NL West.

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