The Milwaukee Brewers have been in negotiations this spring with All-Star hurler Zack Greinke about a potential contract extension, but now the two parties are mutually agreeing to suspend all contract talk, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Greinke is entering a contract year -- he signed a four-year, $38 million extension with the Kansas City Royals back in January 2009, and he's currently heading into the final season of that deal, making $13.5 million. Greinke hired agent Casey Close before the end of spring training, presumably in anticipation of a long contract negotiation.
Brewers manager Doug Melvin said the decision doesn't necessarily rule out the two sides resuming talks later, but nothing is scheduled at the moment. Greinke, a former AL Cy Young winner, is coming off a season in which he went 16-6 for the Brewers with a 3.83 ERA, striking out 201. He was brilliant in his first start season, pitching seven shutout innings in a 6-0 win Saturday over the Cardinals.