a six-year, $206.5 millionwith the Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported the agreementfirst, adding that the deal is pending a physical.CBS Sports' Jon Heyman and Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic later added details.The contract has a reportedaverage value of $34.42 million per season, breaking the record of $31 million most recently set this weekby the Red Sox's David Price. Heyman reported about $60 million of the money will be deferred over five years after the contract ends.The deal reportedly does not include an opt-out clause .MORE: Ranking the top free-agent starting pitchers The Diamondbacks previously looked into several other free-agent pitchers to bolster their lackluster rotation. After mi sing out on Jordan Zimmermann, John Lackey and David Price, Arizona appears to have found the ace they've been searching for. It had to outbid two NL West rivals, the Dodgers and Giants, for Greinke's services.A deal was formed le s than two hours after news broke ofArizona's interest inGreinke.Now, for the first time since Randy Johnson was on the mound, the Diamondbacks have a true ace. Greinke is the reigning NL Cy Young runner-up after finishing last season19-3 with a 1.66 ERA and 0.84 WHIP.The Dodgers, whohad hoped to re-sign Greinke, i sued a statement after news of Arizona's deal.Statement from Dodger president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman on Zack Greinke: Josh Bell Jersey Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 5, 2015 Greinke will join Paul Goldschmidt NL MVP runner-up and A.J. Pollock as the linchpins for Arizona's future.Sporting News' Jason Foster and Tom Gatto contributed to this report." name="description">
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