This is awesome, even if he were to get injured we still get 4 years of Zach Greinke interviews, which you can never go wrong with.
By Bob Dutton
The Royals reached agreement Monday morning with right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke on a four-year contract that buys out his first two seasons of free-agent eligibility.
Financial terms were not immediately available.
The deal comes after Greinke, 25, produced a breakout season in 2008 by going 13-10 with a 3.47 ERA in 32 starts. He achieved career highs in numerous categories, including victories, innings and strikeouts.
Greinke had sought $4.4 million through arbitration before agreeing to the multi-year contract. The Royals had offered $3.4 million. He made $1.4 million last season.
The deal is expected to be confirmed this afternoon in a downtown news conference.