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61 Shane Greene SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/210 | Birthdate: 11/17/1988 | Birthplace: Clermont, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 16/4 | Average Draft Position: 193.28
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Tigers move Shane Greene to bullpen; Buck Farmer to start Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday the team will move starting pitcher Shane Greene to the bullpen, reports MLB.com. Greene is 4-8 with a 6.72 ERA in 16 starts this season.

With Greene moving to the bullpen, recently recalled pitcher Buck Farmer will start Friday's game at Baltimore. Farmer is 0-2 with a 9.22 ERA in two starts this season.


Tigers SP Shane Greene gives up 11 hits, five runs in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/26/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Shane Greene had a difficult time getting outs on Sunday against the Red Sox.

Greene allowed five runs on 11 hits in just 4 1/3 innings of work. He walked two batters and managed to record just one strikeout. Greene also allowed a three-run home run to Davis Ortiz in the fifth inning before being pulled from the game.

With the loss, Greene dropped to 4-8 on the season with a 6.72 ERA.


Tigers going with Greene over Farmer for Sunday's start vs. Twins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) Shane Greene will start Sunday's game against the Twins, the Tigers announced Thursday. Detroit went with Greene over Buck Farmer, who was recalled following Tuesday's game.

Green was sent to Triple-A on June 12 and has a 1-1 record with an impressive 3.42 ERA.

"He's been working hard down there," manager Brad Ausmus said, per MLB.com. "No one wants to get sent down to Triple-A from the big leagues. I've never met anyone that's happy about that move."


Shane Greene likely starter Sunday for Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Right-hander Shane Greene was removed after three innings of his Wednesday start for Triple-A Toledo, which indicates he will pitch Sunday for the Tigers against Minnesota, according to MLive.com.

He threw just 38 pitches, which could allow him to throw again on go on short rest.

Detroit needs a starter for that game after sending down Ken Ryan on Tuesday night.

Greene failed in his first stint with the Tigers this season after a fast start. He lost his last four decisions and was demoted with a 5.82 ERA.


Tigers considering Farmer, Greene for Sunday's start vs. Twins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Tigers pitchers Buck Farmer and Shane Greene are the two options to start Sunday's game against the Twins, manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday. 

Greene is scheduled to start Wednesday for Triple-A Toledo and his availability for Sunday will depend on how many innings he throws, per Ausmus.

Farmer was recalled from the minors following Tuesday's loss to Seattle. He could be used out of the bullpen, if he is not chosen to start Sunday.


Tigers SP Shane Greene dealing with blister issue


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) The Tigers are unsure when Shane Greene will make his next start at Triple-A because of a blister issue, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Greene was recently demoted to the team's Triple-A affiliate. Greene went 4-6 with a 5.82 ERA in 13 starts this season for the Tigers before being demoted.


Tigers SP Shane Greene leaves Triple-A start with blister


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Tigers starter Shane Greene , who was demoted to Triple-A a little more than a week ago, left Sunday's outing with Toledo after the fourth inning due to a blister on his right finger, according to MLive.com. 

Greene had given up four runs on seven hits and a walk before exiting. The right-hander showed promise in his prior start, tossing 7 1/3 shutout innings last week. 

It is unclear whether Greene will be able to make his next start due to the blister.


Tigers send scuffling SP Shane Greene down to Toledo


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) It was only seven weeks ago that Tigers right-hander Shane Greene was the surprise of baseball. Now he's a minor leaguer.

The team has optioned Greene to Triple-A Toledo after a miserable 0-4 stretch in which he allowed 20 runs on 29 hits in 14 2/3 innings.

Greene gave up just one run in his first three starts this season. But he has just two quality starts in his last 10 outings with six performances in which he didn't make it out of the fifth inning.


Tigers' Ausmus not ready to make any decisions on Shane Greene


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Tigers starter Shane Greene got off to an incredible start to the 2015 season. He allowed just one earned run over his first three starts, tossing at least seven innings in all three victories. 

Since then though, Greene has been a completely different pitcher. Over his last 10 starts, the right-hander has a hefty 8.60 ERA in 45 innings pitched. 

"Pitchers are like hitters. They can go through ups and downs," manager Brad Ausmus said, per MLB.com. "They're usually not as dramatic. It's not unheard of for guys to pitch and struggle, or vice versa. Three outings does not make a season, 32 outings does, so I wouldn't rush to judgment on anything."

Now, the Tigers are at a point where they need to make some decisions. Greene's next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Reds. But Justin Verlander is scheduled to come off the disabled list and start on Saturday, and a corresponding move will need to be made, though Ausmus isn't quite ready to commit to anything. 

"I wouldn't talk about any decisions, if there were a decision to be made," Ausmus said. "I think he's struggling. That's the best way to put it. He's struggling to make pitches."


Tigers SP Shane Greene allows five earned runs in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Shane Greene didn't last long in his team's 12-3 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

Greene (4-6) was pulled after three innings, but not before allowing five earned runs on seven hits. Greene picked up his sixth loss of the season with the shaky performance.


Tigers SP Shane Greene working tirelessly to fix delivery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Shane Greene is working on altering his delivery in an attempt to get his season back on track. After going 3-0 with a 0.39 ERA in his first three starts, the right-hander is 1-5 with an 8.14 ERA in his last nine starts.

"My arm slot is the same, I'm just tilted so I have to get my shoulders to level out and get my arm angle back," he said, per the Detroit Free Press. "Right now my slider's not where I want it to be and I've been saying that all season so I think we figured out why it hasn't been there.

"I think it's the inconsistency more than my sinker not sinking. You can get guys out with a straight fastball if you have other stuff."


Tigers P Shane Greene allows 4 earned runs in third straight loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene gave up six runs — four earned — in Thursday afternoon's 7-5 loss to the Athletics. 

Greene lasted 4 1/3 innings and ran into trouble early in the second inning. First, Greene allowed an RBI single to Eric Sogard, which was followed by a two-run triple from Josh Phegley. He finished the game allowing eight hits and two walks while recording two strikeouts.

Greene has now allowed 15 earned runs in his past three games. 

"I've just got to set a better tempo for the team," Greene said, per MLB.com. "We're in a slump right now as a team, and as the starting pitcher, if I go out there and set a good tempo, it's a lot easier for these guys to get hot with the bats. It's tough when I put them in that hole."

With the loss, his third in a row, Green falls to 4-5 for the season. His next start is projected for June 10 against the Cubs. 


Tigers pitcher Shane Greene allows five home runs in horrific start


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene allowed seven runs on six hits in just 1 2/3 innings of work in Detroit's 8-6 loss to the Angels on Saturday.

It was bad from the word go for Greene on Saturday. Greene allowed two solo home runs to Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun in the first inning. Then in the second, Greene continued to struggle when he allowed back-to-back home runs to Matt Joyce and Carlos Perez to lead off the inning. Greene gave up one more bomb to Albert Pujols, a three-run shot, before he was pulled. 

No player in league history had given up five home runs and recorded fewer outs before Greene on Saturday.

"Sometimes, they're popups," Greene said to MLB.com. "Sometimes, they're home runs. Tonight, they were home runs."

Greene, now 4-4, moved his ERA to 5.19 in 60 2/3 innings of work. He will look to bounce back Friday against the White Sox.


Tigers SP Shane Greene allows eight hits in Monday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene surrendered four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings of work during Monday's 4-0 loss to the Athletics.

Greene was cruising along until he encountered trouble in the sixth inning. During the inning, Greene allowed five hits which led to all four runs being scored during the frame. The outing raised his ERA from 4.05 to 4.27. He struck out four batters and walked none during the start.

Greene had given up three runs in his last three starts combined before surrendering four runs Monday. His next scheduled start is set for Saturday at the Los Angeles Angels.


Tigers pitcher Shane Greene strikes out six in ND on Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene allowed two runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings of work in Detroit's 5-2 win over the Brewers on Wednesday, but did not factor into a decision.

Greene allowed a solo home run to Ryan Braun in the fourth inning, the young pitcher's only blemish through the first six innings of action. Then in the seventh, Greene allowed three consecutive batters to reach base safely, including an RBI double by Elian Herrera, leading to Greene getting the hook.

Greene, who remains 4-2, moved his ERA to 4.05 in 53 1/3 innings of work. He will look to pick up another win on Monday against the Athletics.


Tigers' Shane Greene (nerve) throws bullpen, set for start on Wednesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/18/2015) Tigers starter Shane Greene threw a light bullpen session Monday and reiterated afterwards that he's on track to make his scheduled start for Wednesday against the Brewers, per MLB.com. 

Greene left his start on Friday after five innings with mild ulnar neuritis, which is a compression of the ulnar nerve. 

In eight starts this season, Greene is 4-2 with a 4.21 ERA.


Tigers P Shane Greene (nerve issue) expected to make start on Wednesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus agrees with pitcher Shane Greene (nerve issue) that he's healthy and should be set to make his next scheduled start on Wednesday against the Brewers, according to MLive.com.

"I'd be shocked if he wasn't pitching on his regular day," Ausmus said.

Greene left his start on Friday after five innings with mild ulnar neuritis, which is a compression of the ulnar nerve.

"Everything felt good," Greene said. "My main concern today was to let some loose as hard as I could throw as game-like as possible and see how it felt and I had no tingling at all, so I'm happy with today."


Brad Ausmus says MRI results are positive for Tigers P Shane Greene


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Saturday's win that the MRI results for pitcher Shane Greene were very positive, reports MLive.com

Greene left his start on Friday after five innings with mild ulnar neuritis (nerve issue). 

"I only got the preliminary results," Ausmus said. "I haven't gotten the full results. But the preliminary results were that it looks fine. He feels fine. The level of concern is way down."


Tigers' Shane Greene (arm) scheduled for an MRI on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Shane Greene will undergo an MRI on his injured arm Saturday, according to MLive.com. Greene exited Friday's start after five innings with mild ulnar neuritis -- a never issue in his arm.

"I'm a little scared, but there's no pain," Greene said after the game, per MLive.com. "I've got to just keep telling myself there's no pain, (that) everything's going to be all right."

Greene worked out with the team prior to Saturday's game against St. Louis and felt no tingling in his fingers, per manager Brad Ausmus.

Greene is 4-2 with a 4.21 ERA in eight starts this season. He owns a 1.21 WHIP and 28:13 K:BB ratio over his first 47 innings pitched. His status for Wednesday's start at home against Milwaukee is up in the air.


Tigers starter Shane Greene leaves Friday's start with nerve issue


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Tigers starter Shane Greene left his start on Friday against the Cardinals after five innings with mild ulnar neuritis (nerve issue), according to the Detroit Free Press.

Greene (4-2) allowed five hits and no runs, striking out four, before his early exit but still took the win.

"We don't think it's anything long-term, or overly concerning," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said, per the Oakland Press.

He will be reevaluated on Saturday.


Tigers' Shane Greene lasts eight innings in no-decision Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene allowed one run on four hits in eight innings of work in Detroit's 2-1 loss to the Royals on Sunday in 10 innings, but did not factor into the decision.

Greene's only issues came in the second inning when he allowed back-to-back doubles to Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon, leading to a run. After that, Greene settled in a retired 15 conescutive batters. 

Greene worked efficiently through his start, but did not get enough run support. Greene, who remains 3-2, moved his ERA to 4.71 in 42 innings of work. He will look to keep rolling Saturday against the Cardinals.


Tigers' David Price bumped back two days due to injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Tigers starter David Price will start Saturday, in St. Louis, per MLB.com. Price was originally scheduled for Thursday, but a hamstring injury in his next start put that in doubt. 

Anibal Sanchez will move up a day and pitch in Price's place on Thursday. Shane Greene will start on Friday. 


Tigers' Ausmus: Shane Greene needs mechanical adjustments


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that pitcher Shane Greene should improve if he makes a few mechanical adjustments, according to MLB.com

Greene was rocked in Tuesday night's loss to the White Sox as he gave up five runs in 2 2/3 innings. 

Ausmus said his pitches weren't necessarily bad. It's the fundamentals that need some tinkering with. 

"He just starts moving to the plate and his arms ends up being behind him," Ausmus said. "That's really all it is. Like I mentioned last night, he gets a little quick sometimes. If somehow we can slow him, keep his weight over his back side, I think it'll fix itself."


Tigers' Shane Greene roughed up again on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene failed to make it past the third inning and was charged with the loss Tuesday night against the White Sox.

Greene (3-2) allowed a run-scoring single to Joe Abreu in the opening frame and four more runs in the second. He was charged with five runs on five hits and four walks while striking out one over 2 2/3 innings of work.

Greene has allowed 20 earned runs over his last three starts (11 innings). He will look to get back on track Sunday night at home against Kansas City.


Tigers pitcher Shane Greene tagged for seven runs in rough start


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene allowed seven runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings in Detroit's 10-7 win over the Twins Wednesday. 

Greene ran into issues in the fourth inning when he allowed an RBI double to Joe Mauer to get things started. Then, Oswaldo Arcia ripped a two-run shot over the right field wall. then in the fifth, the struggles continued. After allowing the first two batters to reach safely, Mauer singled home another run before Trevor Plouffe crushed a three-run blast over the left center field wall, chasing Greene out of the game.

Greene, who finished with a no decision after Detroit came back to win, remains 3-1 and ballooned his ERA to 4.60. He will look to get back on track Tuesday against the White Sox.