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Greinke Rumors: White Sox Interested, Yankees Not Involved

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ATLANTA, GA - MAY 04:  Zack Greinke #13 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 4, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 04: Zack Greinke #13 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 4, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Chicago White Sox are showing interest in acquiring Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke, sources have told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

The surprising White Sox now have Zack Greinke on their radar, scoures said. The first-place White Sox have established themselves as the favorite in the A.L. Central to the surprise of many, and they are said to be hoping to make another second big splash on the trade market.

Also on the market for a veteran reliever, Heyman speculates that Chicago's injury concerns for their top of the rotation starters Gavin Floyd and John Danks indicates that the White Sox "clearly want" to add another starting pitcher.

The Braves, Rangers, Angels, Royals, Pirates and Orioles have all been tied to the former Cy Young winner, who owns a 3.57 ERA on the season in 20 starts. However, one team not interested in Greinke's services, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, is the New York Yankees.

The Yankees are not interested in Milwaukee’s Zack Greinke, just as they didn’t engage Kansas City in Greinke talks during the 2010-11 offseason. They don’t view his personality as a good fit in New York.

The Brewers are preparing a $100 million extension offer in the hopes of keeping Greinke in Milwaukee, but their chances of doing so are not likely very good.

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Which team will benefit most by adding Greinke?

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