Dodgers standout starter and Cy Young Award candidate Zack Greinke will opt out of his contract, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

This move doesn't come as much of a surprise considering he was one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. Heyman speculates Greinke, by turning down the remaining $71 million over the next three seasons, could stand to make more money on the open market, even with pitchers such as David Price and Johnny Cueto likely to reach free agency as well.

The Dodgers and their open wallets seem to be the front-runners to re-sign the superstar pitcher, but with Greinke turning 32 in a week it remains to be seen how lucrative and lengthy a contract they are willing to offer. The team has little starting depth beyond Clayton Kershaw and Greinke at this point.

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