Orioles looking for pitching, Greinke a possibility
The Orioles need starting pitching and Brewers righty Zack Greinke is reportedly on the club’s radar. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that Baltimore has serious interest in the 28-year-old Greinke who is 9-2 with a 3.08 ERA this year.
Executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette has said that he has ownership backing to add the pieces he sees fit, and it’s no secret that Baltimore is looking to add some stability to a rotation that –outside of Jason Hammel and Wei-Yin Chen– has been anything but. The Orioles optioned Opening Day starter Jake Arrieta to the Minors after Thursday’s loss, the third starting pitcher they have demoted in the past week.
But would it take to get Greinke? The Orioles remain firm on keeping top prospects Dylan Bundy and Manny Machado and beyond those two they don’t have much else to command an arm like Greinke. Left-handed starter Brian Matusz, who was one of the three sent to Triple-A, could be trade bait and benefit from a change of scenery.