The Chicago White Sox are interested in trading for pitcher Zack Greinke. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
The Chicago White Sox, who already landed third baseman Kevin Youkilis in a midseason trade, are interested in acquiring Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke, reports CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.
The 28-year-old Greinke is 9-3 with a 3.57 ERA this season and may be the top player to move before the trade deadline. Greinke won the 2009 American League Cy Young Award while with the Kansas City Royals and went 16-6 with Milwaukee last season. Heyman reports that the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles are also in the running to acquire the pitcher.
The White Sox hold a 3.5 game lead in the AL Central. Starters Gavin Floyd and John Danks have both dealt with injuries this season, and the team lost veteran pitcher Mark Buehrle to the Miami Marlins in the offseason. The addition of Greinke could help the team hold off the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians in its division.
Greinke was scratched
from his start on Wednesday, but there are no reports that a trade for the pitcher has been completed.