NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Zack Greinke #13 of the Milwaukee Brewers walks to the dugout after the first inning against the New York Yankees during their game on June 28, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
The Milwaukee Brewers were taking calls from teams interested in acquiring Zack Greinke on Wednesday and now, losers of six straight games, have entered "sell mode" with their right-handed starting pitcher, Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel.
"It sounds like he's as good as gone," said that major-league source. "There's no reason for them to keep him now." The teams believed to be making the strongest push for Greinke were the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Angels.
Some of the top Brewers scouts have been watching the Rangers' top prospects, including pitchers Martin Perez and Justin Grimm.
Greinke, who is a free-agent at season's end, might be willing to sign an extension with the Braves or Angels. He holds those two organizations in high regard, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
The Brewers made attempts to keep Greinke in Milwaukee, offering him a five-year deal upwards of $100 million, but the record contract extension signed earlier this week by Cole Hamels made retaining Greinke an impossibility.
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