MLB Rumors: The Latest On Zack Greinke Trade Status

A lot of rumors surround the Kansas City Royals as we quickly approach the trade deadline. Several names have been on the trade block, including Andrew Benintendi, Michael A. Taylor and even Whit Merrifield. 

But one pitcher that is unlikely to be dealt, according to Royals GM J.J. Picollo, is Zack Greinke. 

“We know Zack is happy here,” Picollo said. “He chose Kansas City for a reason. When a player has that many years in the league, we’re respectful of that. So we would have discussions with Zack if anything were to come forward. At this point, it has been pretty quiet there. Unless somebody redirects and starts asking us about Zack, it’s really a non-factor right now.”

Even if Greinke were to ask for a trade, Picollo said there's no guarantee he'd consider it. There’s nothing contractually. We’ll treat Zack Greinke the exact same way we’ll treat any other player. If the return is a good return, then we’ll look at it."

Greinke is 3-6 with a 4.64 ERA this season—his highest in 17 years—with a career-worst 4.9 K/9.

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