The Dodgers are considering ending their pursuit of free agent pitcher Zack Greinke, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosethal via Twitter:
The Dodgers and Rangers reportedly have been the two teams most likely to land Greinke, but Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted that the Angels are still in the race, even after adding Joe Blanton and Tommy Hanson:
Mark Stanton of ESPN/Los Angeles reported the Dodgers had left the meetings “pessimistic they would be able to land Greinke,” and the Angels had “all but closed the door” on re-signing the right hander.
Asked if he was on the “doorstep” of acquiring Greinke, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said: “We’re not on the front lawn. … We’re barely out of the car at the curb. It’s better than driving around the neighborhood looking for the house. We know where the house is located. We just can’t seem to get out of the car.”