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Zack Greinke Rumors: Brewers GM Says Greinke Will be Traded

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UPDATE 2:03 - Brewers GM Doug Melvin has told USA Today that Greinke will be dealt by Tuesday's trade deadline, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today:

Milwaukee Brewers ace Zack Greinke will definitely be traded before Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told USA TODAY Sports.

11:00 AM EDT - A major league source told Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel that Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zack Greinke sounds to be "as good as gone." Haudricourt lists the possible suitors for Greinke, including the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox:

A baseball person familiar with the situation said Wednesday the Milwaukee Brewers were taking calls from teams interested in trading for right-hander Zack Greinke.

"It sounds like he's as good as gone," said that major-league source. "There's no reason for them to keep him now."

Haudricourt says the Philadelphia Phillies re-signing of left-hander Cole Hamels only figures to heighten the interest in Greinke.

This appears to be especially true for the Rangers, who have a bevy of attractive prospects to offer. However, Texas’ best minor leaguer, shortstop Jurickson Profar, is untouchable, according to Haudricourt. He notes the Brewers would also have interest in third baseman Mike Olt and pitching prospects Martin Perez and Justin Grimm.

Atlanta’s "primary trade bait" is their trip of young starters, Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado and Mike Minor. Haudricourt says the Angels have dangled starter Garrett Richards and center fielder Peter Bourjos in trade talks, but he believes the Brewers could also be interested in prospects, including shortstop Jean Segura and first baseman C.J. Cron.

The White Sox, Orioles and Dodgers may not be able or willing to provide the package of players required to acquire Greinke, and Haudricourt considers the Nationals, Blue Jays and Red Sox as "other possible suitors."


With which team will Greinke make his next start?