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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
47-37 6-4 W2
40-39 4-6 L3
38-41 5-5 L2
33-47 6-4 W3
29-50 3-7 L2

2022 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 68.2 2 5 4.85 34 13

Top Zack Greinke News

  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Falters versus former team

    Greinke (2-5) took the loss Tuesday versus the Astros. He allowed six runs on 10 hits and two walks with two strikeouts in five innings.

    The Royals held a lead until the fifth inning, when Greinke allowed home runs to Jeremy Pena and Alex Bregman. This was the third time in 13 starts Greinke's allowed multiple homers. The right-hander has allowed exactly one run in each of his first two starts back from the injured list, but Tuesday's outing resembled the struggles he had for much of May. Overall, he's at a 4.85 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 34:13 K:BB across 68.2 innings. The 38-year-old is projected for a home start versus the Guardians this weekend.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Another strong outing

    Greinke (2-4) allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out three across six innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Greinke allowed multiple hitters to reach base in each of his first two innings of work. However, he settled in from there to retire 12 of the final 14 batters he faced. Greinke has made two starts since returning from the injured list June 24, combining to work 12 innings while allowing only two earned runs and posting a 7:1 K:BB. Overall, he has a 4.38 ERA across 63.2 innings for the campaign.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Stellar in return

    Greinke (1-4) allowed a run on three hits and struck out four in six innings to earn the win Friday over the Athletics.

    Greinke missed a month with a right flexor strain in his elbow, but he was dominant and efficient during his two rehab assignments. That continued Friday in his return to the majors, where he threw 57 of 84 pitches for strikes to pick up his first win of the season. He now has a 4.68 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 29:10 K:BB across 57.2 innings in 11 starts. Greinke should be able to assume a full workload in his next start, which is tentatively projected for next week at home versus the Rangers.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Reinstated for Friday's start

    Greinke (elbow) was activated from the 15-day injured list ahead of his start against the Athletics on Friday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    The veteran right-hander has been sidelined nearly a month with a flexor strain in his right elbow, but he'll rejoin Kansas City's rotation Friday after making two rehab starts with Triple-A Omaha. Greinke threw 70 pitches over seven innings during his final rehab outing, so he could still face some final workload limitations in his first start back from the injured list.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Will return Friday

    Greinke (elbow) will return from the 15-day injured list Friday to start the first game of this weekend's series versus the Athletics, Sarah Wexler of MLB.com reports.

    Greinke allowed three runs, seven hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in 12 innings across two rehab starts with Triple-A Omaha, and it's not surprising that he's been deemed good to go. He'll still need to be officially activated from the IL prior to his start Friday, but he'll be returning to a favorable home matchup.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Quality start in rehab outing

    Greinke (elbow) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

    Greinke threw 51 of his 70 pitches for strikes, building up from the 49 pitches he threw in his first rehab outing. He wasn't as dominant this time around, but there's still not much more for the veteran right-hander to prove. He'll likely be checked out by the Royals' training staff in the coming days, but if he gets the all-clear, he should be an option to rejoin the major-league rotation during next weekend's series versus the Athletics.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Another rehab start scheduled

    Greinke (elbow) will make another rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Greinke has been out since the end of May with a right flexor strain. He's already made one rehab start and reached five innings, though that only took him 49 pitches due to his remarkable efficiency, so it's no surprise to see that the Royals want him to build up his pitch count a bit more before being activated.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Lights out in rehab start

    Greinke (elbow) struck out four over five shutout innings Sunday in his rehab start with Triple-A Omaha. He allowed one hit and no other baserunners in the outing.

    Greinke retired the 15 of the 16 hitters he faced with extreme efficiency, needing just 49 pitches (33 strikes) to get the job done. Though the Royals might have preferred Greinke to work longer Sunday after missing his previous two turns through the big-league rotation with an elbow injury, he looks like he'll be ready to make his next start with Kansas City. Assuming Greinke checks out fine once he's re-evaluated by the big-league training staff, he could return from the 15-day injured list and slot into the Royals rotation Friday in Oakland.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Rehab starting Sunday

    Greinke (elbow) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Friday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Greinke has missed two turns in the rotation with a right flexor strain, but it's possible he only misses one more. If it turns out that he only needs a single rehab start, he could return as soon as next Friday in Oakland.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Placed on 15-day injured list

    Greinke was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right flexor strain Monday.

    Greinke was evaluated for a flexor injury following Sunday's start against Minnesota, and he'll land on the injured list after being diagnosed with a strain. The right-hander will be forced to miss at least a couple of turns through the rotation, but a timetable for his return isn't yet clear. The Royals haven't yet indicated who will step in as a starter during Greinke's absence.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Roughed up in loss

    Greinke (0-4) took the loss, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three in four innings of a 7-3 defeat Sunday in Minnesota.

    Greinke was tagged for three homers Sunday, a three-run shot by Gio Urshela in the third and back-to-back solo shots by Nick Gordon and Trevor Larnach to begin the fourth. The veteran had allowed only two home runs in his first eight starts spanning 44 innings, but he has allowed five homers over his last 7.2 innings. He's struggled mightily of late, allowing 21 runs (19 earned) in 18 innings and raising his ERA from 2.67 to 5.05 over his last four starts. He'll look to bounce back in his next start, likely next weekend against Houston.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Being evaluated for forearm injury

    Greinke is being evaluated for a forearm/flexor injury following Sunday's start against the Twins, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Greinke struggled during Sunday's outing, as he allowed five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three in four innings to take the loss. The right-hander said after the game that he felt "sore and tight" and also said that his stuff hasn't felt as sharp lately. Greinke will be examined by trainers to determine the severity of his injury, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to make his next start. If he's cleared to pitch, he tentatively lines up to start at home against the Astros on Saturday.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Blown up by former club

    Greinke (0-3) took the loss against Arizona on Monday, pitching 3.2 innings and allowing seven runs on five hits and four walks while striking out five.

    In stark contract to most of his outings this season, Greinke received plenty of run support in the contest, as Kansas City exploded out of the gate with four first-inning runs. However, the veteran gave three runs back in the bottom of the frame and ended up being charged with a season-high seven earned runs while failing to escape the fourth inning. Greinke struggled with both his control and command in the outing, doubling his season total with four walks and serving up a pair of long balls. Curiously, he also registered a season-high five strikeouts and induced 11 swinging strikes. Greinke's ERA rose from 3.48 to 4.53 as a result of the poor outing. He'll look to get back on track in his next start, which is scheduled to come in Minnesota this weekend.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Narrowly misses first win

    Greinke didn't factor into the decision during Wednesday's 6-2 victory over the White Sox, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk with four strikeouts in 5.2 innings.

    Greinke scattered his baserunners evenly across the 5.2 frames and let in a run during the second and fifth innings, but he departed before finishing the sixth and would have been victorious had he completed the inning. The 38-year-old has been solid at preventing runs with a 3.48 ERA and no more than three runs surrendered in all starts except one, but he lacks upside with only 18 strikeouts in 44 innings. He projects for a start against Arizona early next week.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Narrowly misses first win

    Greinke didn't factor into the decision during Friday's 14-10 win over Colorado, allowing seven runs (five earned) on eight hits with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings.

    Greinke struggled in the second and fifth innings, permitting three runs on three hits in the second and four more runs on four hits in the fifth which prompted his removal. The seven total runs Friday approach the 38-year-old's mark of 10 through his first six starts, though the one Brightside is he tossed a season-high 101 pitches. He'll have another opportunity to go for his first win next week against the White Sox.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Allows 10 hits Sunday

    Greinke allowed two runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out three in 5.2 innings during the win over the Orioles in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Greinke was unable to record a third consecutive quality start Sunday, but he was still relatively effective at limiting runs considering he gave up 10 hits. The right-hander's control wasn't a major issue, as he threw 64 of his 93 pitches for strikes. Greinke hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of his starts this year, and he's posted a 2.67 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 33.2 innings. He projects to make his next start on the road against Colorado on Saturday.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Tough-luck loss

    Greinke (0-2) picked up the loss Monday after pitching six innings, surrendering one run on three hits while striking out one batter against the Cardinals.

    Greinke was very effective in this one, limiting the Cardinals to just three baserunners, a season low for him. The only blemish on his line came with one out in the bottom of the first inning, when Paul Goldschmidt took him deep for a solo shot. Greinke has now rattled off five straight starts to open the season where he has allowed three runs or less. He also has posted two consecutive quality starts. He will not offer very much in the strikeout department with seven total on the year, but his 2.57 ERA and 0.96 WHIP suggest that he should be in line to start picking up some wins sooner rather than later.

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  • Royals' Zack Greinke: Turns in quality start

    Greinke allowed three earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out four across six innings Wednesday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision.

    Greinke allowed an earned run in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings, though he still managed to turn in a baseline quality start. He has been extremely reliant upon soft contact to begin the season, as he has only six total strikeouts across 22 innings. While Greinke's fortunes could change quickly as a result, he's maintained a 2.86 ERA and has allowed two or fewer earned runs in three of his four appearances to this point in the campaign.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Orlando, FL
Age: 38
Experience: 17
Bats/Throws: R, R