Brewers looking into contract extensions for Greinke, Marcum

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Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that the Brewers expect to explore contract extensions with Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum.

Call it the Fielder Dividend, as Doug Melvin seems content to spread out the money that might have been used to pay for Prince, using it to lock up the pitchers who — Marcum’s postseason follies notwithstanding — helped turn the Brewers around in 2011.

Greinke will make $13.5 million in 2012, the last year of his current $38 million deal.  Marcum has one more go-around in arbitration and should make somewhere around $7 million if no extension is reached.