Report: Zack Greinke opting out of contract, will test free agency

Saturday October 17th, 2015

Zack Greinke will opt out of the final three years of his contract with the Dodgers to test the free agency market this offseason, according to a report from CBS Sports.

The pitcher’s current contract still has $71 million remaining over the next three years as part of a six-year, $147 million deal he signed with Los Angeles before the 2013 season.

The report from Jon Heyman cites a source close to the pitcher saying the 31-year-old expects to get offers reaching up to $150 million over five years.

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The Dodgers expected Greinke to look to free agency before his 2015 campaign began, and his strong number over the season made the move inevitable, according to CBS Sports.

Greinke led all pitchers with an ERA of 1.66 in 222.2 innings pitched in addition to 200 strikeouts which earned the starter his third All-Star appearance.

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