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Greinke Impresses In Debut With D-Backs



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 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 and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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