Zack Greinke: Royals Trying to Include Yankees in Trade Talks

Frank FittipaldiCorrespondent IIDecember 9, 2010

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 11:  Zack Greinke #23 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium on August 11, 2010 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Royals 2-1 in ten innings.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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It has been rumored already that Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke is on the New York Yankees' radar.

It was also reported that Greinke would accept a trade to any team, including big cities, and what bigger city than the Big Apple?

Those rumors were eventually shot down, but Jon Heyman of SI.com is reporting that the Royals are indeed trying to include the Yankees in talks about acquiring Zack Greinke.

Although Greinke is a young talent, the Yankees may be hesitant to acquire the 27-year-old ace. 

Greinke has had issues with anxiety in the past, and New York City comes with plenty of it.

Whether the Yankees are interested remains unknown because they are working on signing ace left-hander Cliff Lee. However, if the Yankees fail in signing Lee, Greinke would definitely be the next best option.

The 27-year-old ace won the Cy Young Award in 2009 and is certainly looking to return to that form.

According to Heyman, the Rangers, Brewers, Nationals, Dodgers and Blue Jays are other clubs that are interested in the former Cy Young Award winner.

In 2010 Greinke finished with a 10-14 record, a 4.17 ERA and 181 strikeouts.

 

Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter.