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May 5, 2021 02:40 PM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Early exit in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Yankees, giving up three runs on three hits and four walks over four innings while striking out four.

The veteran right-hander seemed a bit rattled by the atmosphere at Yankee Stadium as the Astros made their first visit to the Bronx with fans in attendance since the sign-stealing scandal came to light, and he threw 50 of 84 pitches for strikes before exiting. He'll take a 3.76 ERA and 31:10 K:BB through 40.2 innings into his next outing.

April 29, 2021 12:36 PM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Chased after four innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke allowed four runs on four hits, two walks and a hit batsman while striking out five in a no-decision against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Greinke was uncharacteristically flat during his shortest outing of the season, throwing just 46 strikes among his 85 pitches. He would have been tagged with his second loss, but an eighth-inning rally bailed him out. Greinke's next turn is scheduled for Tuesday on the road in Yankee Stadium.

April 24, 2021 08:44 PM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Goes seven innings in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke yielded two runs on 10 hits over seven innings Friday, striking out six batters in a win over the Angels. He did not factor in the decision.

Greinke finished the seventh inning and was in line for the loss before Yuli Gurriel knocked a game-tying blast in the bottom of the frame. The 37-year-old righty wasn't at his best Friday but forced three double plays to quickly silence the Angels' threats. Both runs he allowed came during the fifth inning on RBI hits by Shohei Ohtani and Jared Walsh. Greinke will carry a 2.76 ERA into next Wednesday's home matchup with Seattle.

April 18, 2021 08:24 AM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Blanks Mariners over eight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke (2-1) allowed four hits over eight scoreless innings in a win over the Mariners on Saturday. He struck out six and did not issue a walk.

After Greinke breezed through eight scoreless on 91 pitches, Ryan Pressly entered the game and completed the shutout for Houston. True to his word, Greinke ditched his slider in this outing, as Brian McTaggart of notes. The right-hander said he would table the pitch after he was rocked for three homers against the Tigers earlier this week. He has four other quality pitches to lean on and will hope this formula can produce similar results at home against the Angels next week.

April 13, 2021 01:48 AM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Serves up three homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke (1-1) allowed six runs on 10 hits -- including three home runs -- over 4.2 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Monday. He struck out two and walked three batters.

Greinke was not happy with his slider and even suggested to Brian McTaggart of that he could table the pitch. "I don't ever want to throw it again after today," Greinke said. "It was bad." Opponents have hit close to .300 against his slider the past two years, so he may be on to something, but Greinke should not feel the need to tweak his formula too much. He had a 1.38 ERA in his first two starts of 2021. Up next is a road start in Seattle.

April 7, 2021 10:00 AM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Settles for no-decision in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke did not factor into the decision during Tuesday's win over the Angels, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four across seven innings.

The 37-year-old looked solid once again, limiting the damage to a two-run home run off the bat of Mike Trout in the first inning. Greinke blanked the Astros over the next six frames, leaving the game with the score tied, 2-2. The right-hander was making his 461st career start, the most among active pitchers. He'll look to notch his 210th career win Monday against Detroit.

April 2, 2021 06:00 PM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Dominates in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke (1-0) allowed just three hits while striking out four without a walk over six scoreless innings in Thursday's victory over the Athletics.

Although he didn't rack up strikeouts the veteran righty was still dominant in his debut, throwing 56 of his 82 pitches for strikes. Although his 4.03 ERA last season doesn't look great, Greinke still put up a 2.80 FIP, so there's no reason for fantasy managers to expect anything other than his usual ace-level performance this season.

March 22, 2021 07:40 AM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Builds pitch count
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and one walk while striking out one over 4.1 innings in Sunday's spring game against the Marlins.

Greinke, Houston's recently anointed Opening Day starter, ran his pitch count to 69 with one more start before the regular season. The right-hander lamented the behavior of his slider, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Greinke hopes to get that pitch in shape and elevate his pitch count to 80 or 85 in time for Opening Day.

March 15, 2021 09:00 AM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Named Opening Day starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dusty Baker announced Monday that Greinke will start Opening Day against the A's, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

With Justin Verlander (elbow) out for the season, this announcement was merely a formality, as Greinke will be the Astros' ace in 2021. It was also announced Monday that Greinke will be away from the team for the next few days for "personal reasons," but according to Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest, that should not affect his throwing program.

March 12, 2021 08:56 AM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Dispatches Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke allowed two hits and struck out four over three scoreless innings in Thursday's spring game against the Mets.

Greinke elevated his pitch count to 45 in his second Grapefruit League outing. He's allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts and has not walked a batter. The right-hander's on schedule to start Opening Day for Houston.

March 7, 2021 01:48 PM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Makes spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke allowed one run on two hits while striking out one and did not walk a batter across one inning in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets.

Greinke made his spring debut Saturday and shrugged off the middling results, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. "As long as I'm ready when the season comes, that's really all that matters," the right-hander said. "I could have thrown all balls today and it still wouldn't matter. I just have to get better by the next month, that's the goal." He threw 20 pitches and experimented with elevating his fastball. Greinke thought his fastball command was pedestrian but reported no other issues.

March 6, 2021 08:08 AM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke will make his spring debut Saturday against the Mets, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Greinke's Grapefruit League debut is later than others because the pitcher chose to arrive at camp on the latest possible date, Feb. 27. He's expected to serve as Houston's No. 1 starter this season, as Justin Verlander (elbow) will not pitch in 2021.

February 27, 2021 11:04 AM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Arrives at spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke completed intake testing and joined the Astros at spring training Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Greinke got a late start to spring training for a second straight season, but he joined the team ahead of the league's mandatory report date. The right-hander should still have plenty of time to prepare for Opening Day following his brief absence.

February 20, 2021 05:28 PM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Arriving to camp later
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke is not yet at spring training but is expected to join camp by the mandatory report date, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Greinke did the same thing last year, arriving at camp 10 days after other pitchers reported. MLB's mandatory report date this season is Feb. 27. Greinke lives in the Orlando area and will work out there -- last year, he worked out at Rollins College -- until then.

October 15, 2020 12:24 PM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Staves off elimination
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke earned the win in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings while striking out seven and walking just one.

Despite worries about arm issues throughout the postseason, Greinke did his job to help the Astros avoid a sweep Wednesday. He faced the minimum through three innings before allowing a two-run homer to Randy Arozarena in the fourth. The veteran now owns a 4.22 ERA in 19 career postseason starts.

October 9, 2020 11:12 AM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Arm 'fine' in ALDS Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke allowed four runs on five hits and one walk over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the A's on Thursday in Game 4 of the ALDS. He struck out two.

Greinke strangely flashed a sign before giving up a three-run homer to Ramon Laureano in the second inning, and he would go on to allow another homer to Laureano in the fifth. In the end, however, the Astros would win to earn another trip to the American League Championship Series. Greinke dealt with some arm soreness recently, but he told Alden Gonzalez of ESPN that it was not a problem Thursday. "If it feels how it felt today (in the ALCS), then it'll be no issue. Everything was fine when it comes to the arm," Greinke said.

October 8, 2020 12:24 PM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Starting Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke (arm) will start Game 4 of the ALDS against the Athletics, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Greinke closed the season poorly, posting a 6.07 ERA across his last five starts. He then was pulled after just four innings in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round against the Twins and was later revealed to be battling arm soreness. He's evidently healthy enough to pitch, though whether or not he'll be able to pitch at his usual level or go deep into the game remain to be seen.

October 7, 2020 12:48 PM
Astros' Zack Greinke: No structural damage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Greinke (arm) isn't dealing with any structural damage, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Greinke wasn't available for the first two games of the ALDS, and he'll remain unavailable for Game 3 with the Astros carrying a 2-0 lead in the series. He threw after Game 2 on Tuesday, and the session went well, Brian McTaggart of reports. Manager Dusty Baker declined to answer whether he could be available if the series advances past Wednesday, but it appears as though he's avoided a major injury for now.

October 6, 2020 07:56 PM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Battling arm soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dusty Baker said Greinke is being evaluated for right arm soreness, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The 36-year-old didn't pitch during the first two games of the ALDS against the A's and Jose Urquidy was announced as the starter for Game 3, which seemed to indicate the veteran wasn't 100 percent. Baker indicated the team doesn't yet have the results from Greinke's examination, so it remains unclear when he'll next be available to take the mound.

September 30, 2020 01:16 AM
Astros' Zack Greinke: Four innings in wild-card opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Greinke allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out one batter over four innings in a no-decision against the Twins in the first game of the AL Wild Card Series.

Manager Dusty Baker gave Greinke the short hook (79 pitches) after Greinke stumbled to a 6.07 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in his final five starts of the regular season. The move worked, as Framber Valdez shined in long relief, shutting the Twins out the rest of the way en route to a 4-1 Game 1 victory. The Division Series is best-of-five, and it seems likely Greinke and Valdez will each make a start of their own should the Astros advance.

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Orlando, FL
Houston Astros

MLB Experience:

2003: Minor League Player of the Year
2009: AL Cy Young;AL ERA Leader
2014: NL Gold Glove-SP
2015: NL ERA Leader;NL Gold Glove-SP
2016: NL Gold Glove-SP
2017: NL Gold Glove-SP
2018: NL Gold Glove-SP
2019: NL Gold Glove-SP