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Philadelphia interested in both Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray

Zack Greinke

The Philadelphia Phillies have expressed interest in Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY. The Phillies have been scouting both starters.

Greinke, who is in his fourth year with the Diamondbacks, has made 21 starts, going 10-4 with a 2.93 ERA en route to an All-Star selection. He has allowed 111 hits while striking out 123 batters over 135 innings of work.

The 35-year-old came up with the Kansas City Royals back in 2004 and spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Royals, winning the American League Cy Young award in 2009 after going 16-8 with a 2.16 ERA, surrendering 195 hits while fanning 242 hitters across 229.1 frames of action.

Greinke was then traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, where he spent parts of two seasons before being dealt to the Los Angeles Angels midway through the 2012 campaign.

After spending just one-half of a season with the Angels, Greinke signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he had arguably the best three-year stretch of his career, including a 2016 campaign in which he logged a minuscule 1.66 ERA.

He then signed with Arizona in 2016.

Meanwhile, Ray has made 21 starts of his own this year and has gone 8-6 with a 3.92 ERA, permitting 95 hits while racking up 152 strikeouts through 117 innings. He has, however, walked a league-leading 57 batters.

Ray broke into the bigs with the Detroit Tigers back in 2014, but spent just one season in Detroit before being traded to the Diamondbacks that offseason.

He has been a fixture in Arizona’s rotation ever since, making an All-Star appearance back in 2017.