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Diamondbacks sign Zack Greinke to six-year deal

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The Dodgers and Giants lost out to their division rival.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a six-year, $206 million contract with Zack Greinke. The 32-year-old right-handed pitcher had one of the best seasons of his career in 2015 as a Dodger and opted out of his contract following the season. The Dodgers and Giants had been his primary suitors thus far in the offseason, but now he's going to pitch for a rival of both of those teams.

In 32 regular season starts in 2015, Greinke had a 1.66 ERA, which led Major League Baseball. He pitched against the Mets twice in the National League Division Series and gave up five runs in 13.2 innings in total. The Dodgers won his first start—the game in which Chase Utley's dirty slide broke Ruben Tejada's leg. But the Mets beat Greinke in Game 5 to advance to the National League Championship Series.

Since Greinke remains in the National League, the Mets could see him once or twice during the regular season in the coming years. But if they return to the playoffs, they won't have to face a Dodgers team that has Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke on it. That's comforting.