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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%: 83/49 | Average Draft Position: 193.28
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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.


Tigers SP Shane Greene sees ERA skyrocket from 0.39 to 3.00


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The good times finally ended Friday for Tigers starting pitcher Shane Greene, who had allowed just two runs (one earned) through his first three starts.

The right-hander was charged with eight runs on nine hits and two walks in four-plus innings during a 13-1 loss Friday against the Indians. He struck out one.

Greene (3-1) had his issues from the get-go Friday. He gave up a two-out, two-run double to Brandon Moss in the first inning and surrendered a sac fly to Jose Ramirez in the second inning. He then fell apart in the fifth inning, as the Indians put six runs on the board -- five charged to Greene.

He left the game after Carlos' Santana's two-RBI double. Reliever Alex Wilson was then greeted by a three-run homer from Moss, which put Cleveland ahead 9-1.

"I felt really good, but I left some balls up and paid for it,'' Greene said. ''These are the best hitters in the world, and you have to make your pitches.''

Greene's ERA went from 0.39 to 3.00. He will look to get back on track in his next start Wednesday at Minnesota.


Tigers' Greene on trade from Yankees: 'I felt like I got dumped'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene has given up just one earned run in 23 innings in his first three starts and has played with a chip on his shoulder after being traded by the Yankees this offseason, the Wall Street Journal reports.

"I felt like I got dumped," Greene said of being traded.

Greene went 5-4 with a 3.78 ERA and 81:29 K:BB ratio in 78 2/3 innings with the Yankees last year during his rookie season.

"I proved to myself that I was good enough," Greene said. "I guess I didn’t prove it to everybody else."

Greene is the only starting pitcher not scheduled to face the Yankees during the team's current four-game series. He expected to pitch during the series in spring training after being penciled in as the No. 5 starter, but the injury to Justin Verlander altered the team's rotation plans.

"I knew," Greene said. "April 22 would have been the day if I was No. 5."

Greene's next chance to face the team that traded him will come when the Tigers travel to the Bronx in June.

"I’ll get that chance," he said. "That time will come."


Shane Greene moves to 3-0 for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Tigers starter Shane Greene moved to 3-0 on the season with a win over the White Sox on Sunday. 

Greene gave up one run in seven innings and has a 0.39 ERA for the season. He allowed five hits and walked four, while striking out three. He threw 65 strikes in 102 pitches. 

"The first three starts, I don't think I expected him to be this efficient and throw this many strikes," Ausmus said to MLive.com. "A young guy, I didn't realize he was going to be able to pound the strike zone the way he has so far. And I hope it continues."

Greene next pitches on Friday against Cleveland and Danny Salazar. 


Tigers were shocked Yanks willing to deal Greene to acquire shortstop


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Tigers personnel were shocked over the winter when they were able to acquire starting pitcher Shane Greene from the Yankees, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

One source told Heyman it was "painful" for the Yankees to trade Greene, but it appears the team was desperate for a shortstop, which is why they moved Greene in order to get Didi Gregorius in a three-team trade with the Diamondbacks.

Gregorius is off to a rough start with the Yankees, going 5 for 29 (.172) with one error in nine games. Greene is off to a great start with Detroit, going 2-0 and allowing one unearned run in 16 innings.


Shane Greene wins second for Tigers with eight shutout IP


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Shane Greene moved to 2-0 on the season with eight shutout innings in the Tigers' 2-0 win over Pittsburgh. 

Greene still hasn't allowed a run on the year. He allowed three hits on Tuesday and struck out three without walking a batter. Greene threw 81 pitches, 56 for strikes. 

Greene didn't get to attempt to finish off the shutout, because manager Brad Ausmus pinch hit for him in the top of the ninth inning after a runner reached second base. 

"Once the guy is in scoring position, that run becomes so important," Ausmus said, per MLive. "The difference between a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and a one-run lead is enormous."

Greene next pitches on Sunday against the White Sox and Chris Sale. 


Tigers pitcher Shane Greene tosses eight scoreless innings Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene went eight scoreless innings Tuesday in Detroit's 2-0 win over the Pirates.

Greene scattered three hits in his outing, not allowing anything more than a single and no baserunner was able  to reach second base. It was Greene's second consecutive strong performance, as he is yet to allow a run in 16 innings of work.

Greene will look for his third win in a row Sunday against the White Sox.


Tigers P Shane Greene goes eight strong innings in season debut


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene was fantastic on the mound for the club in his season debut on Thursday. Greene earned the win as the Tigers beat the Twins 7-1.

"I was just trying to throw strikes," said Greene, per mlive.com. "Once they put up those three runs, I was just trying to get back to the dugout as fast as possible."

"I think there were a few more nerves before the 1 o'clock start, but by the time the game started I was good," Greene said.

Manager Brad Ausmus praised Greene's performance.

"He has very good stuff and he can throw strikes," Ausmus said. "(If) he keeps the ball down in the zone, especially his sinker, he'll be in great shape. He was outstanding."

In eight innings pitched, Greene struck out five and walked one on four hits given up. The one run scored by the Twins was unearned.

Greene will have a chance to earn his second win on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.


Verlander injury forces Tigers to change rotation plans


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) With the announcement Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander will begin the year on the disabled list due to a triceps injury, the rotation for the season-opening series against the Twins will be David Price on Opening Day, Anibal Sanchez in the second game and Shane Greene in the series finale, per MLB.com.

Alfredo Simon still remains on track to open the second series against Cleveland on April 10. It is then expected Price will make his second start on April 11 against the Indians. As of now, Verlander is expected to come off the disabled list and make his season debut April 12 at Cleveland.


Tigers P Shane Greene strikes out six in loss to Cardinals


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Tigers pitcher Shane Greene was able to strike out six batters in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Cardinals, reports Rotoworld.

Greene told mlive.com that, " I felt pretty good since my first outing."  When asked if he was ready for the beginning of the season, he replied, "I couldn't be more ready."

Greene, 26, came over to the Tigers as part of a three-team deal in December of last year. The right-hander has a 3.95 ERA with 14 strikeouts and three walks this spring in 13 2/3 innings pitched.


Tigers GM Dombrowski: Shane Greene set to start in 2015


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) Newly acquired right-hander Shane Greene has already been penciled into the Tigers starting rotation. General manager Dave Dombrowki made that pronouncement on Friday, per the Detroit Free Press.

Greene struggled down the stretch for the Yankees, but finished 5-4 with a 3.78 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 78 2/3 innings.


Yanks land Didi Gregorius in three-team swap with Tigers, D-Backs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Yankees, Diamondbacks and Tigers have finalized a three-way deal that will send shortstop to Didi Gregorius New York, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.

Gregorius, 24, is now poised to succeed recently retired Derek Jeter at shortstop for the Yankees. The 24-year-old hit .226 with five triples, six home runs, nine doubles and 27 RBI in 80 games.

The Tigers will receive pitcher Shane Greene from the Yankees, while the Diamondbacks will land pitcher Robbie Ray and infield prospect Domingo Leyba from the Tigers. Greene, 26, registered a 3.24 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP and 81:29 K:BB ratio over 78 2/3 innings of work during his 2014 rookie campaign. Ray, 23, made nine appearances (six starts) in his first season in the majors. He finished 1-4 with a 8.16 ERA, a 1.88 WHIP and 19:11 K:BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings.


Report: Yanks on verge of landing Didi Gregorius in three-team trade


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Yankees are closing in on a three-team trade with the Tigers and Diamondbacks that would land them Didi Gregorius from Arizona, Sweeny Murti of WFAN in New York reports Friday.

The deal would give Detroit pitcher Shane Greene and Arizona pitcher Robbie Ray.

With the retirement of Derek Jeter, Gregorius will likely take over at shortstop for the Yankees, if the deal is finalized. The 24-year-old hit .226 with five triples, six home runs, nine doubles and 27 RBI in 80 games.

Greene, 26, was a rookie last season for the Yankees. In 14 starts, he registered a 3.24 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP along with 81:29 K:BB ratio over 78 2/3 innings of work.

Ray, also a rookie last year, went 1-4 with 8.16 ERA, a 1.88 WHIP and 19:11 K:BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings.


Shane Greene clobbered in last start of 2014


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) An encouraging season ended badly Wednesday for Yankees starter Shane Greene against playoff-bound Baltimore.

Greene was pounded for six earned runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings to lower his record to 5-4. He walked three and struck out five.

All of the damage was done in the fourth after he had retired eight of the first nine batters he faced, then loaded the bases in the third. He gave up four singles, one double, one triple and a walk in a disastrous fourth before his merciful removal. 

Greene finishes the year with a 5-3 record and 3.24 ERA.


Shane Greene twirls 6 2/3 scoreless innings in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Yankees pitcher Shane Greene turned in a solid outing in a no-decision Thursday night at home against the Blue Jays. He allowed three hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 scoreless innings. Of his 105 pitches, 73 were strikes.

Greene owns a 3.24 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 75 innings of work. His next start will come Wednesday at home against Baltimore.