The Angels, once considered the favorite to keep free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke, are now unlikely to sign him, according to sources.

The Greinke market is beginning to play out and, as colleague Jon Heyman reported over the weekend, the 29-year-old right-hander could be setting up to sign a record contract. The Angels, who once regarded signing Greinke as their top offseason priority, simply don't seem willing to provide that.

Greinke has drawn strong interest from the Dodgers, who are operating under different spending limits than the Angels (or just about any other team). The Rangers are also known to be interested.

And the Angels, who still don't have a No. 3 starter behind Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson?

"It won't be Greinke," said one person familiar with their plans.

Things change quickly during negotiations. The Angels' focus appears to have shifted away from Greinke, whom they acquired in a July trade with the Brewers.