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Greinke Impresses In Debut With D-Backs

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Zack Greinke made his Arizona Diamondbacks’ debut on Friday afternoon in a split squad game against the Oakland A’s. D-Backs’ fans have been anxiously awaiting to see what their newly acquired right-hander would do to help their team take that next step.

Greinke went the expected two innings for his first start on just twenty-five pitches with just one hit allowed and striking out two while facing the minimum amount of batters.

The thirty-two year-old spent the last three seasons with the LA Dodgers before becoming a free agent this offseason, leading him to sign a six year deal worth $205 million, the biggest contract signing in Arizona Diamondbacks franchise history.

Greinke had one of his best seasons in 2015 with a 19-3 record anda  1.66 ERA in thirty-two regular season starts.

On Saturday, D-Backs’ fans will get a look at their other newly acquired pitcher, right-hander Shelby Miller. Arizona is hoping that the addition of Greinke and Miller to their rotation will help the D-Backs take their next step in being Championship contenders.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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