Brewers Acquire Greinke
The Milwaukee acquired starting pitcher Zack Greinke, from the Kansas City Royals, in a six-player trade, late Saturday night. Espn.com has the story, below.
Starting pitcher Zack Greinke #23 of the Kansas City Royals pitches during the game against the Minnesota Twins on July 26, 2010 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
In the deal, the Royals are reportedly acquiring Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain, shortstop Alcides Escobar and pitching prospects Jake Odorizzi and Jeremy Jeffress for the 27-year-old Greinke, 10-14 with a 4.17 ERA in 2010 after winning the 2009 Cy Young.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore had been actively shopping for major league-ready, up-the-middle position players for Greinke.