Zack Greinke Trade Includes Jeremy Jeffress

The big Zack Greinke trade is all official now. Earlier, we gave you details covering five of the players and the included cash. Now, via Keith Law, we get the sixth and final name.

The fourth player headed from the Brewers to the Royals is Jeremy Jeffress. Jeffress is a 23-year-old righty who just broke into the Majors last season as a reliever. The upside is that he features a high-90s fastball, a sharp slider, and excellent closer potential. The downside is that he has tested positive for marijuana three times, which is a cause for concern, but if he has those issues behind him, he should be able to help the Royals immediately.

So, in total:

Going to Milwaukee:

Zack Greinke
Yuniesky Betancourt
$2 million

Going to Kansas City:

Lorenzo Cain
Alcides Escobar
Jake Odorizzi
Jeremy Jeffress

Greinke will slide into the front of the Milwaukee rotation with Yovani Gallardo and Shaun Marcum, and Betancourt will take over at shortstop unless the team continues to explore the market. Meanwhile, Cain should take over in center field for Kansas City - bumping Melky Cabrera to the bench - while Escobar will take over at short. Odorizzi is a few years away, but Jeffress should be up in the Royals bullpen soon, if not immediately.

Carlos Gomez will serve as Milwaukee's center fielder with Cain leaving the organization.

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