THE LOS Angeles Dodgers made it official on Monday, announcing the signings of free-agent righthander Zack Greinke and South Korean lefthander Ryu Hyun-jin.
Greinke got a 6-year deal for $147 million. Ryu signed a $36 million, 6-year deal after the Dodgers paid $25.7 million for the right to negotiate with him.
"We were definitely hoping for Zack," said former Lakers star Magic Johnson, a partner in Guggenheim Baseball Management that bought the team last spring. "Zack is a proven winner. When you put him together with Clayton, man, we feel really good."
The deals for Greinke and Ryu give the Dodgers eight starting pitchers under contract for next season, joining 2011 NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Josh Beckett, Ted Lilly, Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang.
That doubles the number of starters the Dodgers had just 2 years ago.
"Feeling more fortunate than gluttonous," general manager Ned Colletti said. "It's better to be sitting where we're sitting than where we've been. It's rare you need just five pitchers."
The Dodgers were eager to bolster their pitching this winter knowing Billingsley (elbow) and Lilly (shoulder) are coming off surgeries.
Johnson called 2009 AL Cy Young winner Greinke "the big one."
Colletti added, "We believe he brings a lot to this team and to a pitching staff that was already very good."
Greinke split last season with Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Angels. He went a combined 15-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 34 starts, and finished the season going 5-0 with a 2.04 ERA in his last eight starts after Aug. 24.
"It's not just the spending but who you're spending it on," Johnson said. "It has to be the right guys."
In other baseball news:
* The Toronto Blue Jays hired Pat Hentgen as their bullpen coach, bringing the Cy Young winner back into the team's coaching ranks. Hentgen, who played 10 of his 14 seasons in Toronto, previously served as the Jays' bullpen coach in 2011.
La Salle junior guard Tyreek Duren and Saint Joseph's senior forward Chatilla van Grinsven have been selected Big 5 players of the week.
* University of the Sciences men's basketball player Garret Kerr was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference player of the week.
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