the veteran pitcher Zack Grienke He would return to the Kansas City Royals, the place where he began his career in the 2004 season.
His return is subject to compliance with the required physical exams to make the agreement official, according to journalist Ken Rosenthal on his Twitter account.
Back to where it started! Royals in agreement with free-agent RHP Zack Greinke, pending physical, sources tell @TheAthletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 16, 2022
Later the extension and financial amount for which Zack Grienke will return to the team where he played up to 7 bells will be known.
Zack Grienke made history in his time with the Royals
During his stay with the Royals, this 38-year-old right-hander left a mark of 60-67 ERA 3.82 in 210 games, 169 as a starter, making 931 strikeouts in 1,108 innings of work.
He won the Cy Young Award in the 2009 season in which he went 16-8 with an earned run average of 2.76, the best in the young circuit, he was also the leader in FIP (2.33) and Whip ( 1.07) of the American League.
After his time in Kansas City, he pitched for the Brewers, Angels, Dodgers, Diamondbacks and Astros, accumulating a 219-132 overall mark and a 3.41 ERA. He only the 226 victories of Justin Verlander they surpass him as the winningest active pitcher in MLB.
The addition of Zack Grienke adds experience to the Royals rotation
The imminent incorporation of Zack Grienke comes to give a great experience to the young rotation of the Royals who, with the transfer of Mike Minor to the Reds, have Brad Keller as their most experienced starter in the Big Top.
When the agreement with Zack Grienke is finalized, the return of the prodigal son will be counted on, who with 18 seasons on his shoulders will come to give a very valuable consolidation to the team of pitchers of the club.
Article written by Carlos Parra Machado
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