Zack Greinke Goes to Houston Astros in Blockbuster Deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 31: Zack Greinke #21 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches during the first inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 31, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic is reporting that, minutes before the deadline, the Houston Astros acquired Zack Greinke and $24 million from the Arizona Diamondbacks. In exchange, the Diamondbacks receive first baseman/outfielder Seth Beer, right-handed pitcher J.B. Bukauskas, right-hander Corbin Martin, and infielder Josh Rojas, who attended high school in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear. Greinke is owed $70 million total from 2020 to 2021 in addition to the remaining $7 million this season.

 

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