Shane Greene isn't guaranteed a rotation spot entering the season after spending the final two months of 2015 on the DL, but he'll be one of the more fascinating pitchers to watch in spring training. He dominated out of the gate last year, allowing one earned run on 12 hits over 23 innings in his first three start but then did a sudden about-face and never really recovering. Little did anyone know, though, he had an artery problem in his right shoulder, which created aneurysm symptoms in his right hand. He had complained of numbness at various points during the season, so it's reasonable to think it may have contributed to his struggles. With the surgery behind him, Greene could come closer to the numbers he had as a rookie for the Yankees in 2014, but barring a sensational spring performance, he's a sleeper better left for AL-only leagues.
Tigers right-hander Shane Greene will undergo season-ending surgery on his throwing arm on Thursday. Greene has been experiencing numbness and tingling in his right fingers while pitching with Triple-A Toledo. He was diagnosed with aneurysm-like symptoms, which requires surgery to correct. He finishes the 2015 season with a 4-8 record and a 6.88 ERA in 18 appearances (16 starts) for the Tigers. Greene will likely be able to start throwing in about two months, and should be ready for spring training, Tigers trainer Kevin Rand has told the Detroit Free Press
Tigers pitcher Shane Greene , who experienced numbness in his fingers recently, has an artery issue in his arm that is creating aneurysm symptoms, per MLB.com. Greene was placed on the disabled list in the minors.
Tigers pitcher Shane Greene suffered a setback at Triple-A Toledo. Manager Brad Ausmus said that Greeene was placed on the disabled list at Toledo with "numbness or coldness" in his fingers, per MLive. Greene struggled with numbness resulting from mild ulnar neuritis in his elbow in May. This isn't believed to be related to that problem. The issue may prevent Greene from getting called up at the roster expansion on September 1.
Tigers pitcher Shane Greene was optioned down to the minors following Saturday's game, reports MLive.com. Greene had a 6.88 ERA prior to Saturday's contest. The move was made to make room for pitcher Tom Gorzelanny, who was recalled. Gorzelanny had a 6.38 ERA over 24 innings of work earlier this season.
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.