The Kansas Metropolis Royals and former AL Cy Younger award winner Zack Greinke are reportedly getting set for a 20-year reunion. Greinke was chosen by Kansas Metropolis because the sixth general decide in the course of the 2002 MLB June Newbie Draft out of Apopka Excessive College and it was reported on Wednesday that the 38-year-old hurler is headed again to the group over 11 years after first departing the franchise.
Throughout Greinke’s run with the Royals from his large league debut in 2004 by the 2010 season, he was largely a sufferer of being surrounded by poor beginning pitching and brutal run assist, however nonetheless managed to go 60-67 with a 3.82 ERA and 1.26 WHIP, whereas posting 12 full video games and three shutouts. After battling his well-chronicled points with nervousness and melancholy within the early portion of his profession, Greinke started turning his profession round in the course of the 2008 marketing campaign.
The 2009 season was Greinke’s finest in a Kansas Metropolis uniform although, as he went 16-Eight with six full video games, three shutouts, a career-high 242 strikeouts and a major-league finest 2.16 ERA and AL-best 1.07 WHIP. He made his first All-Star group that 12 months and received the AL Cy Younger award as effectively.
After by no means making the postseason with a struggling Royals franchise, Greinke was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in December 2010 for a package deal of gamers that included now-two-time-All-Star Lorenzo Cain — who’s at present in his second tenure with the Brewers — and 2015 All-Star Alcides Escobar. Each Cain and Escobar helped Kansas Metropolis win the 2015 World Collection.
Greinke went 16-6, recorded over 200 strikeouts for the second time in his profession in 2011 with Milwaukee, and earned his first style of the postseason, although he struggled in three playoff begins. He was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in July 2012, however signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers that offseason.
The Orlando, Florida native spent the following three seasons with the Dodgers, making two All-Star groups and going 19-Three with a league-leading 1.66 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 2015, each of that are career-best marks. He earned three extra All-Star nods with Arizona Diamondbacks from 2016 till he was traded to the Houston Astros in July 2019.