Greene was one of three relievers manager Brian Snitker suggested he wouldn't hesitate to use as a closer this season, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The 31-year-old was lights-out as Detroit's closer in the first half last year, but he struggled in the role after being acquired by Atlanta and was quickly replaced by Mark Melancon in the ninth. Greene is also likely behind free-agent signee Will Smith in the pecking order, so while Snitker's vote of confidence to begin the spring is nice to see, Greene is a longshot to make a meaningful impact in the save category in 2020. Feb 15 11:32 am (EST)
- Greene lost his arbitration case against the Braves on Wednesday. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
- Greene struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to record his 23rd save of the season -- but his first with Atlanta -- in Friday's 4-3 win over the Nationals.
- Greene was charged with the blown save in Saturday's loss to the Marlins after giving up two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning, allowing three inherited runners to score. All Shane Greene (R) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Oct 07||L 5 - 4||@ STL||0||0||0||1.2||3||0||1||0||3|
|Oct 03||L 7 - 6||STL||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 29||L 7 - 6||@ NYM||0||0||0||0.2||1||1||1||0||0|
|Sep 27||L 4 - 2||@ NYM||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 25||W 10 - 2||@ KC||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||2|
|Sep 22||L 4 - 1||SF||0||0||0||0.2||0||0||0||0||1|
|Sep 19||W 5 - 4||PHI||0||0||0||1.0||2||0||1||0||0|
|Sep 13||W 5 - 0||@ WSH||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 11||W 3 - 1||@ PHI||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Sep 07||W 5 - 4||WSH||0||0||0||1.0||2||0||2||0||0|