Dodgers sign Zack Greinke
The deal is worth approximately $147 million over six years, a source told ESPN.
In total dollars, Greinke's new deal is the second most lucrative in history for a pitcher, trailing only the original $161 million deal signed by CC Sabathia in 2009.
Greinke, 29, also will have a full opt-out clause in his new deal, a source told ESPN. He will not have a no-trade clause, but the right-hander can opt out after the first year if he is traded.
The Dodgers prioritized starting pitching shortly after the season ended, with the intention of finding a No. 2 and maybe a No. 3 starting pitcher to slot behind ace Clayton Kershaw.
The team viewed Greinke as clearly the best pitcher on the market, with Anibal Sanchez a distant second. In recent days, the Dodgers had grown discouraged by what they viewed as an astronomical asking price on Greinke, but apparently his representatives lowered their sights in the past 36 hours.
ESPN.com's Jayson Stark and ESPNLosAngeles.com's Mark Saxon contributed to this report.