New Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke will donate a portion of his new yearly salary to charity.
With Greinke, 32, set to make at least $31 million in each of the next six seasons, the donations will be sizeable. After leaving the Dodgers for the division rival D-Backs, Greinke’s new contract totals $206 million.
Greinke was introduced for the first time as a member of the Diamondbacks on Friday. His contract also includes a limited no-trade clause, four season tickets (two at his own expense), and $62.5 million in deferred payments, Heyman notes.
Greinke told reporters he was close to choosing another team and that his decision came down to the wire. Speculation leading up to his choice had linked him with the Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. He said he felt familiar with the team and city after spending time in Arizona during spring training.
- Jeremy Woo