The Zack Greinke signing is official.
On Monday, the Kansas City Royals brought back their veteran ace on a one-year contract.
The 39-year-old went 4-9 with a 3.68 ERA in 26 starts and 137 innings of work.
The right-hander also struck out 73 batters and had a WHIP of 1.343.
On Friday, the deal became official.
Greinke is staying with the Royals for at least one more season.
The deal is worth $8.5 million with an additional $7.5 million in incentives.
On Twitter, the Royals posted a graphic featuring the former Cy Young with a “welcome back” message, celebrating the return of their star right-hander and longtime franchise cornerstone.
We have signed RHP Zack Greinke to a one-year deal.
Welcome back, Zack! pic.twitter.com/a8a8fon1zo
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) February 3, 2023
Greinke pitched the first seven seasons of his MLB career with the Royals.
He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers ahead of the 2011 season and was with the team until they traded him to the Los Angeles Angels.
He also has spent time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Houston Astros.
He helped guide the Astros to the World Series in 2019 and again in 2021.
But he returned to the Royals for the 2022 season and pitched admirably with the club that had drafted and developed him.
Over the course of his 19-year career, the right-hander has two ERA titles, a Cy Young Award, a Silver Slugger Award, and six All-Star selections.
For his career, Greinke owns a 3.42 ERA and a grand total of 223 wins as a pitcher.
He has also struck out a total of 2,882 batters and has a WHIP of 1.167.
Now, he’ll prepare for at least one more season in Royals threads.NEXT: Zack Greinke Has Posted Elite Numbers In His Career