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Character Counts: 1 percent of Zack Greinke’s salary will go to charity

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke talks to the media during a press conference, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Arizona Diamondbacks shelled out to sign free agent pitcher Zack Greinke, but both sides had others in mind during the contract negotiations.

Greinke, who inked a six-year, $206 million deal with the D-backs, will give 1 percent of his yearly salary to charities supported by the team, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.

The new Diamondbacks pitcher will receive a yearly salary breakdown like so.

Do the math after the $18 million signing bonus, and that’s $188.5 million in total yearly salary, which brings his total of charitable donations to around $2 million by the end of his contract.

That’s a lot of giving.

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