The Los Angeles Dodgers met with free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke on Thursday, whom the team is "very serious" about signing, reports Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports:
The Dodgers met Thursday with Zack Greinke. They're very serious about signing him, and this looks like the start of it.— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) November 30, 2012
The Dodgers already have a full starting rotation on the roster -- and also have exclusive negotiating rights with Japanese left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin -- but still see Greinke as a fit for their club. L.A. is reportedly "ready to outbid" all of Greinke's other suitors -- including the Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals -- which sources believe makes Chavez Ravine the most likely landing spot for the 28-year-old right-hander.
Greinke is still believed to be the Angels' top priority this winter, and have the advantage of having an established relationship with the right-hander, but the club may not be able to stick with the Dodgers and their new $6 billion in television money.
The Dodgers could look to trade veteran starters Chris Capuano or Aaron Harang if they do indeed sign Greinke.
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