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Zack Greinke Rumors: Red Sox, Braves, Rangers, Angels, White Sox

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July 24, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (13) follows through during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE
July 24, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (13) follows through during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

UPDATE 2:11 EDT - Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Chicago White Sox "want Greinke badly."

2:00 PM EDT - With Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels officially off the market, attention has turned to Milwaukee Brewers righty Zack Greinke. The 28-year-old made what could be his last start from the Brewers Tuesday, and we have several updates on teams that have been tied to Greinke, including the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers.

As the Braves move on from Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports the club is making Greinke a "big focus."

While the Red Sox had scouts watching Greinke’s latest start, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports the right-hander will not be a target.

We learned earlier today that the Rangers are interested in adding a top-of-the-rotation arm this summer, and Greinke has been tied to Texas. Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports says there's an "excellent chance" Greinke is dealt and considers the Rangers to be "the most obvious fit," as they have a need and "perhaps the deepest farm system of any contender in baseball."

Morosi adds that Greinke is said to be "an admirer" of the Angels and Braves, and LA has been connected to him this summer.

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Which team(s) need to pursue Greinke?

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