Green earned the hold against Minnesota on Tuesday, tossing a perfect inning during which he struck out one batter.
Green came on in the eighth inning with New York holding a two-run lead and set the side down in order. It was a nice bounceback outing after the right-hander gave up a season-high four runs in his previous appearance. Green has nine holds, a 3.03 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP through 26 outings as the Yankees' top setup man.
Green (0-4) allowed four runs on four hits and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss versus Boston on Saturday.
Green was hit hard, as Enrique Hernandez and Christian Vazquez each tagged him for RBI doubles. Bobby Dalbec added a two-run home run as insurance for Boston. Despite the rough outing, Green still has a 3.14 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 27:7 K:BB across 28.2 innings this year. He's added two saves, eight holds and a blown save in a high-leverage role.
Green pitched a scoreless seventh inning against the Blue Jays in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader to earn his second save of the season.
With Aroldis Chapman battling an illness, Green stepped in to nail down the win for New York. Manager Aaron Boone said he was hopeful that Chapman will be available Friday, so this window to earn saves may close quickly, but Green has near-universal appeal in fantasy regardless as a ratio stabilizer with upside as a closer in waiting.
Green earned a hold against Texas on Thursday with a perfect inning of work.
Green followed up Domingo German's dominant seven innings with his own spotless frame. He threw eight of 13 pitches for strikes and induced two groundouts along with a popout. Aside from a three-run blowup against Houston on May 6, Green has been dominant this season. The right-hander has posted a 2.01 ERA, 0.72 WHIP, six holds, one save and a 21:3 K:BB across 22.1 innings overall.
Green (0-3) took the loss and suffered a blown save against the Astros on Thursday as a result of allowing three runs on two hits and a walk. His only out came by way of strikeout.
Green entered the contest with a shiny 1.02 ERA through 14 appearances, but that number shot all the way up to 2.50 after the rough outing. The big blow was a three-run home run off the bat of Jose Altuve that pushed Houston into a two-run lead. Green has an overall 19:3 K:BB across 18 innings this season, so he should remain a trusted part of New York's bullpen.
Green has an 0-2 record this season, but he has posted a 1.08 ERA, 0.60 WHIP and 16:2 K:BB across 16.2 innings while recording three holds and one save.
The Yankees have fielded one of MLB's top bullpens in the early going, and Green has been a big part of that success as one of the team's top high-leverage options. He leads New York with 13 appearances out of the bullpen and is holding opposing hitters to a .151 batting average on the season.
Green (0-2) recorded no outs before yielding a walkoff solo home run to earn the loss in Wednesday's 5-4 defeat against Toronto.
The righty had previously been stellar in 2021, not allowing a single earned run and walking only one batter in 7.2 innings pitched before Bo Bichette launched a hanging slider out to the opposite field Wednesday. Regardless, Green remains New York's most reliable high-leverage reliever after Aroldis Chapman for the time being, and he'll still have a critical role once Zack Britton (elbow) returns later in the season.
Green (0-1) suffered the loss Wednesday against the Orioles after allowing two runs (zero earned) on a hit and a walk with one strikeout over 1.1 innings.
Green was the first pitcher the Yankees sent out as they went to extras, and he actually would've escaped with a clean inning if it weren't for a throwing error by Gleyber Torres that allowed Anthony Santander to score from third. The Yankees were able to tie it back up in the bottom half of the inning, but Green surrendered the game-winning run in the 11th on a blooper that dropped into left field. The 29-year-old right-hander was subsequently removed in favor of Luis Cessa, who was able to get out of the inning, but the Yankees were unable to mount a comeback, leaving Green with his first loss of the young season.
Green picked up his first save of the season Saturday against the Blue Jays, striking out two of the four batters he faced and getting the other two to pop out.
Green entered in the sixth inning on Opening Day, but he was saved for a save situation this time around. He entered the game with two on and two out in the eighth, tasked with holding onto a two-run lead, and he was able to get the job done. He won't be picking up too many more saves this season, however, as Aroldis Chapman's suspension expired following the conclusion of Saturday's game.
Manager Aaron Boone mentioned Green as a candidate to pick up saves while closer Aroldis Chapman serves a two-game suspension to begin the season, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Boone noted that any decisions on a closer for games Thursday and Friday versus the Blue Jays would depend on circumstance and matchups, but Green should be one of the more reliable late-inning options available with Chapman out and with Zack Britton (elbow) on the injured list. In deeper mixed leagues or AL-only leagues where every closer is rostered and saves are difficult to come by, Green isn't a bad streaming option for the first week of the season.
Green was originally scheduled to travel with the Yankees and pitch in Tuesday's game, but he instead threw a live batting practice session at the team's minor-league complex, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Manager Aaron Boone indicated that the organization prefers to work some of its higher-leverage relievers into action cautiously, which explains the change in plans for Green. The 29-year-old is expected to fill a setup role in his sixth season with the Yankees.
Green and the Yankees reached a one-year, $2.15 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Green showed improvement during the 2020 campaign, logging a 3.51 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 32:8 K:BB over 25.2 innings across 22 relief appearances for the Yankees. He won't require arbitration after reaching a deal prior to Friday's deadline.
Green (3-3) allowed an unearned run in the 10th inning that would end up deciding the game in a 4-3 loss to the Marlins on Friday.
It was an unfortunate inning for Green, who gave up a run without allowing a hit due to a throwing error by catcher Kyle Higashioka. On the flip side, Green is having a solid year out of the bullpen with a 3.51 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 32:8 K:BB across 25.2 innings.
Green fired one scoreless inning as he earned the save in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out zero.
Green underwent some struggles in late August, but he's had four consecutive scoreless outings, and he picked up the save in Friday's extra-inning win. He carries a 2.89 ERA and 25:5 K:BB over 18.2 innings this year, but he's unlikely to see many save chances as Aroldis Chapman is still firmly entrenched as the Yankees' closer.
Green (2-2) took the loss and blown save in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Mets, pitching one inning and allowing three runs on three hits -- all home runs -- while striking out two.
Green was summoned with a pair of runners aboard in the sixth inning and asked to protect a three-run lead. That advantage disappeared quickly, as Pete Alonso crushed a homer to center field to tie the game. Green retired the next two batters but then yielded consecutive solo shots to Dominic Smith and Jake Marisnick. Prior to Wednesday, Green had given up only one run in 12.2 frames this season; over his last two appearances, however, he has been torched for four homers and five total runs in two innings. His ERA has consequently risen to 3.68.
Green (2-1) took the loss and blown save against Atlanta in Game 2 of a doubleheader Wednesday, pitching one inning and allowing two runs on two hits while striking out two.
Green entered the game having yielded only one run in 12.2 frames, but he was unable to protect a one-run lead in the sixth inning Wednesday. The right-hander retired the first two batters he faced, but Dansby Swanson then reached on an infield single, and Freddie Freeman turned the game around with a home run to left field. Green has been extremely effective this season, so this performance is likely just a bump in an otherwise smooth road. He still holds a 1.98 ERA, 0.59 WHIP and 19:4 K:BB through 10 appearances.
Green picked up the hold in Sunday's win over Boston, pitching 1.2 scoreless innings and allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two.
Green has been one of the better setup men in baseball thus far, tying for the league lead with five holds while allowing only one run and two hits in nine outings covering 12.2 frames. He has also registered an impressive 17:4 K:BB and picked up a pair of wins along the way. It remains to be seen how Green's usage will change with the return of Aroldis Chapman (COVID-19) and consequent move of Zack Britton to a setup role, but he should continue to be deployed in high-leverage situations given his early season success.
Green is one of three pitchers who could serve as the opener in the Yankees' third game against Washington, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Michael King and Jonathan Loaisiga are other options to open the final game of the team's opening series against the Nationals. Green has experience as an opener -- he filled the role 15 times for the Yankees last season -- but was expected to fill a traditional relief role this year. The need for an opener could be limited to one turn through the rotation with Masahiro Tanaka (concussion) on track to rejoin the rotation as soon as July 31.
Green has been working on adding a curveball to his arsenal, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
Green relied almost exclusively on fastballs and sliders last season -- per Statcast, he tossed one of those two pitches 98 percent of the time -- but he has already broken out his new curveball in spring training, according to Wagner. A curve could serve as a devastating contrast to Green's mid-to-upper-90s fastball and help improve upon his elite 33.1 percent strikeout rate.
Green said last week that he doesn't expect to see much use as an opener in 2020 and plans to fill a more traditional relief role, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. "Opening was a little bit out of necessity last year, but we've got some guys that are going to step up and pitch some big innings," Green said.
The Yankees will likely be without James Paxton (back) for at least the first two months of the season, but the offseason addition of staff ace Gerrit Cole along with Jordan Montgomery's return to full strength after missing much of 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery leaves New York's rotation in a better spot compared to a year ago. As a result, Green shouldn't be required to work regularly as an opener, a role he filled 15 times last season. Green wasn't demonstrably better as an opener (3.72 ERA, .333 wOBA in 19.1 innings) than he was while working out of the bullpen (4.35 ERA, .302 wOBA in 49.2 innings), so the organization isn't overly incentivized to go back to using him at the beginning of games.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/17||@ TOR||W 8-4||1||1.1||2||0||0||2|
|06/12||@ PHI||L 7-8||2.0||1||0||1||1|
|06/10||@ MIN||L 5-7||1.1||1||0||0||2|
|06/08||@ MIN||W 8-4||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/05||vs BOS||L 3-7||1||0.2||4||4||0||1|
|06/02||vs TB||W 4-3||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|06/01||vs TB||W 5-3||1.0||0||0||2||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||17.1||10||2||0||3||0||1||10||6||16||3.68||1.286|
|2014||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||130.1||23||23||0||6||4||0||125||28||121||3.11||1.145|