Greene has done well as a reliever, recording close to a strikeout per inning (26 in 28.1) while putting up a WHIP of 1.20. Greene has vultured a few holds and can pitch the seventh. But that's as good as it gets right now for him. Greene's fantasy value is limited unless he sees more work in the eighth inning. And Justin Wilson has a strangle on that gig.
Greene struck out one in a perfect eighth inning Sunday to notch his second hold in as many days as the Tigers downed the White Sox 5-2. He seems to be settling into his new bullpen role quickly, and given the shaky state of Detroit's bullpen, Greene could quickly find himself as Francisco Rodriguez's primary setup man before too long if he continues to thrive.
Greene (finger) will pitch out of the bullpen now that he has been activated from the disabled list, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Manager Brad Ausmus announced that Greene will work in a lower-leverage role as a reliever, primarily using him in the sixth or seventh innings. Greene owns a 6.28 ERA on the season with 11 strikeouts and nine walks in 14.1 innings of work.
Greene (finger) will be activated from the DL prior to Saturday's game. With Buck Farmer's demotion to Triple-A on Friday night, the Tigers have already opened up a spot on the 25-man roster. Greene pitched Tuesday at Toledo and went 4.2 innings while make a start, but he'll presumably work out of the bullpen as he's not on regular rest until Sunday, which is Justin Verlander's next scheduled start.
Greene (finger) is expected to make another rehab start at Triple-A Toledo this week, but that plan isn't yet set in stone, ESPN.com's Katie Strang reports. The Tigers aren't closing the door on Greene coming back from the DL without another rehab start in the event the team suffers an injury to its staff or if the relievers are overworked in the next few days. Assuming that Greene does proceed with his rehab assignment, he'll likely be in line to toss 75 pitches in his next turn with Toledo. After that, Greene would be in line for an activation, but it's not clear if he'd be used as a starter or reliever upon rejoining the Tigers.