L.A. gets Greinke for 6 years

ESPN says deal is for $147 mil­lion. Also, Roy­als trade for Shields, Davis.

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The Los An­ge­les Dodgers have signed Zack Greinke to a six-year con­tract, the team an­nounced Mon­day.

The deal is worth ap­prox­i­mately $147 mil­lion over six years, a source told ESPN.

The con­tract will pay Greinke more than the $144 mil­lion ex­ten­sion Cole Hamels signed with the Philadel­phia Phillies in July, and is the largest ever for a right-handed pitcher.

In to­tal dol­lars, Greinke’s new deal is the sec­ond-most lu­cra­tive in his­tory for a pitcher, trail­ing only the orig­i­nal $161 mil­lion deal signed by CC Sa­bathia in 2009.

Greinke will also have a full opt-out clause in his new deal, a source told ESPN. He will not have a no-trade clause.

■ Los An­ge­les also signed South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin to a six-year, $36 mil­lion deal late Sun­day. The left-han­der be­comes the first player to go di­rectly from the Korea Base­ball Or­ga­ni­za­tion to the ma­jor leagues. hit­ter.

Reds: Left fielder Ryan Lud­wick (.275, 26 homers and 80 RBIs) signed a twoyear, $15 mil­lion deal with Cincin­nati that in­cludes a mu­tual op­tion for the 2015 sea­son. He agreed to the con­tract over the week­end and came for the for­mal an­nounce­ment.

Roy­als: Kansas City sent top prospects Wil My­ers and Jake Odorizzi along with two other mi­nor lea­guers to the Tampa Bay Rays late Sun­day night for former All-Star James Shields and fel­low right-han­der Wade Davis, mak­ing an ag­gres­sive move to bol­ster a ro­ta­tion that was one of the worst in the ma­jor leagues last sea­son.

“It’s time for us to start win­ning at the ma­jor league level,” Roy­als gen- eral man­ager Day­ton Moore said.

Shields, who turns 31 this month, has been a stal­wart in the Tampa Bay ro­ta­tion the past seven sea­sons. He was an Al­lS­tar two years ago, when he went 16-12 with a 2.82 ERA and fin­ished third in the Amer­i­can League Cy Young Award vot­ing, and was 15-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 33 starts last sea­son.

Tigers: Detroit signed catcher Brayan Pena (.236, two HRs, 25 RBIs for the Roy­als) to a one-year con­tract.

Twins: Former Min­nesota first base­man Doug Mien­tkiewicz has been cho­sen by the Twins to man­age their Class A af­fil­i­ate in the Florida State League, the Fort My­ers Mir­a­cle. The Twins an­nounced their mi­nor league as­sign­ments for 2013 on Mon­day.

Mien­tkiewicz played for the Twins from 1998 to 2004.

White Sox: Chicago an­nounced sign­ing Jeff Kep­pinger (ca­reer-high .325 in 115 games with the Rays) to a three-year, $12 mil­lion con­tract Mon­day. The ver­sa­tile in­fielder could fill a hole at third base for the White Sox.

MLB, StubHub re­new sec­ondary ticket mar­ket deal: Ma­jor League Base­ball has agreed to a new five-year deal with StubHub as its sec­ondary ticket mar­ket.

The orig­i­nal con­tract started in 2007 and ex­pired af­ter last sea­son. Fi­nan­cial terms of the agree­ment an­nounced Mon­day were not dis­closed.

Zack Greinke, who fin­ished the sea­son with the An­gels, landed the sec­ond-most lu­cra­tive con­tract for a pitcher, trail­ing only CC Sa­bathia ($161 mil­lion in 2009).

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