Zack Greinke, 40, is coming off the worst season of his major league career, but will he extend his active career for one more year to reach 3,000 career strikeouts?굿모닝토토 주소
According to MLB Network, Greinke still hasn’t made a final decision on whether to retire or extend his career.
Based on his age and performance, it’s very likely that he will choose to retire. Greinke will turn 41 in 2024, and this season was his worst yet.
However, Greinke does have some motivation to extend his career. 3000 strikeouts. Only 21 away from 2,979 through this season.
With just one more year to go, he has a very good chance of joining the 3000-strikeout club. This seems to be slowing him down.
In 30 games (27 starts) this season, Greinke pitched 142 1/3 innings, going 2-15 with a 5.06 ERA. He has 97 strikeouts.
That’s his worst mark since 2005, his second year in the majors. At this point, Greinke is no longer competitive as a major league starter.
The only team that might give him a chance is his hometown team, the Kansas City Royals. If Greinke stays in Kansas City, a one-year deal is a virtual lock.
It will be interesting to see if Greinke, who has 225 career wins and 3,389 1/3 innings pitched, will retire after reaching 3,000 strikeouts with his hometown team.