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Dodgers reportedly inquired about Greinke

Former LA righty had cleared waivers, but talks with D-backs didn't progress
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Although trade talks did not go far, the Dodgers showed interest in reacquiring right-hander Zack Greinke from the D-backs before the end of August, MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported on Wednesday night.

Greinke became available to any club in a trade after clearing waivers earlier in the month, Rosenthal reported. While a trade technically still could occur, the Dodgers would have needed to land Greinke by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday for him to be eligible for their postseason roster.

Although trade talks did not go far, the Dodgers showed interest in reacquiring right-hander Zack Greinke from the D-backs before the end of August, MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported on Wednesday night.

Greinke became available to any club in a trade after clearing waivers earlier in the month, Rosenthal reported. While a trade technically still could occur, the Dodgers would have needed to land Greinke by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday for him to be eligible for their postseason roster.

Greinke was a two-time All-Star in his three seasons with Los Angeles, going 51-15 with a 2.30 ERA over 92 regular-season starts. The 32-year-old then left as a free agent last winter, spurning the Dodgers to sign a six-year, $206.5 million deal with Arizona, which runs through 2021.

But while the Dodgers lead the National League West without Greinke, the D-backs have gone 56-77 while Greinke has posted a 4.17 ERA in 22 starts and spent time on the disabled list. However, the two teams still could revisit discussions in the offseason, according to Rosenthal.

Andrew Simon is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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