This afternoon, the Kansas City Royals reunited with a friendly face, re-signing veteran right-hander Zack Greinke to a one-year contract.
The Royals had previously signed veteran starters Ryan Yarbrough and Jordan Lyles to bolster their starting rotation.
Greinke went 4-9 in 2022 with a 3.68 ERA in 26 starts.
The veteran right-hander was drafted by the Royals in the first round back in 2002 and made his debut in 2004 with the team.
He was with Kansas City until he was traded over to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011.
On Twitter, MLB.com writer Mark Feinsand revealed the financial terms of the new deal.
Zack Greinke has a one-year deal with the Royals, per source. It’s expected to be between $8-10 million plus performance bonuses. @bobfescoe was on it.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 30, 2023
Greinke’s deal is expected to be between $8-10 million and include several performance bonuses.
After his first seven seasons with the Royals, Greinke spent time with the Brewers, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Houston Astros.
He helped lead Houston to the World Series in 2019 and 2021 before making his eventual return to Kansas City.
Over the course of his career, the 39-year-old owns a 76.5 WAR, a 3.42 ERA, 2,882 strikeouts, a WHIP of 1.167, and 223 wins.
The right-hander pitched 137 innings in his first year back with the Royals.
Greinke and the Royals had been negotiating all offseason long as they worked towards a new deal.
But today, they finally came to an agreement.
Now, Michael Wacha is the only premier free agent who has yet to be signed a team this offseason.
Kansas City finished at the bottom of the AL Central in 2022, losing 97 games and ultimately firing manager Mike Matheny, pitching coach Cal Eldred, and hitting coach John Mabry.NEXT: MLB World Reacts To The Zack Greinke News