Greiner is one of six catchers in the Tigers' 60-man player pool this season.
Before play was suspended in March, Greiner was battling Eric Haase for the backup catcher role behind Austin Romine. While Greiner and Haase are likely still competing for that job, they are now joined in the 60-player group by Jake Rogers, Brady Policelli and 2020 draftee Dillon Dingler. The Tigers are unlikely to rush their young backstops into action, but if Greiner scuffles at the plate like he did last year (.202/.251/.308 slash line in 58 games), Detroit may turn to other options.
Greiner is competing with Eric Haase to be Detroit's backup catcher this season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
The Tigers signed Austin Romine to a one-year deal in December, and the 31-year-old figures to serve as the team's top catcher when the regular season gets underway. Greiner finished 2019 splitting time with Jake Rogers, but the latter was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, leaving Greiner and Haase to compete for playing time behind Romine. Greiner has a career .207/.277/.299 slash line in the majors, so even if he is able to secure regular playing time at some point, he is unlikely to offer much from a fantasy perspective.
Greiner is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the White Sox.
Greiner sat out for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, but he'll slide back into the lineup for Sunday's season finale. The 26-year-old hasn't done much offensively with a .205/.255/.312 slash line, and he'll likely compete with Jake Rogers for playing time in Detroit next year.
Greiner is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Greiner went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts during the Game 1 victory. Jake Rogers receives the start behind the plate for the second game of the day.
Greiner is not starting Tuesday against the Twins.
Greiner owns a strong .364/.364/.455 slash line over his last 12 games. Jake Rogers starts behind the plate in his absence.
Greiner is not starting Friday against the White Sox.
Greiner has started every other game for the last eight contests. John Hicks starts behind the plate Friday.
Greiner is not starting Wednesday in Cleveland.
Greiner owns an OPS of 1.000 over his last eight games but nevertheless sits for the second time in three days. Jake Rogers gets the nod behind the plate.
Greiner went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 7-2 loss against Cleveland.
Greiner has a sluggish .209 average for the year, though he's been much better in September with a .417 mark. With no other catcher on the roster really standing out this season, Greiner could be in line to serve as the team's top backstop again in 2020 despite lacking much offensive upside.
Greiner is not starting Monday against Baltimore.
Greiner has hit .394 over his last nine contests, recording three hits on three separate occasions over that stretch. Jake Rogers starts behind the plate in his absence.
Greiner went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's 8-2 loss to the Orioles.
This is Greiner's second three-hit performance in less than a week, as the backstop is showing a little life late in the season. His .570 OPS is nothing to write home about, but it's better than Jake Rogers' .490 mark, and Greiner has been playing more often than Rogers recently.
Greiner is not starting Wednesday against the Yankees.
Greiner has been claiming the top spot behind the plate in Detroit, starting four of the last five games heading into Wednesday's contest. Jake Rogers gets the nod this time.
Greiner went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 12-11 win over the Yankees.
Greiner recorded just his third three-hit game of the season, though two of them have come this month. The 26-year-old backstop is still batting just .188 this year with a .541 OPS, but Jake Rogers has been even worse (.460 OPS).
Greiner was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Monday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Greiner will join the Tigers ahead of Tuesday's series opener against Kansas City and provide the team with additional catching depth for the stretch run. He's failed to impress across 43 games with the big club this season, slashing .162/.231/.279 with five home runs and a 33.7 percent strikeout rate in 169 plate appearances.
Greiner (back) was activated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Toledo.
Greiner has been sidelined since mid-June with a back strain. While he's set to return to the field, the team has elected to continue to give Jake Rogers and John Hicks the majority of playing time at the major-league level. Prior to the injury, Greiner hit .162/.231/.279 across 169 plate appearances with Detroit.
Greiner (back) is expected to be activated from the 60-day injured list in September, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Greiner has been on the shelf since June 14 due to a low back strain, and after fighting through a setback, he's inching closer to a return. He's currently rehabbing with Triple-A Toledo, though considering his lengthy absence, he'll need at least a handful of games in the minors before returning.
Greiner (back) will continue his rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo.
He moves from High-A Lakeland to Triple-A for the final step of his rehab assignment. Once healthy, Greiner should serve as Jake Rogers' backup.
Greiner (back) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with High-A Lakeland, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
Greiner has been on the shelf since mid-June with a lower back strain. Barring setbacks, the backstop is tracking towards a return at the end of August or beginning of September after getting back up to speed in the minors.
Greiner (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Greiner has been out since mid-June with a lower back strain. Following a mid-July setback, he isn't expected to return to action until late August or early September, so the transaction won't have any effect on his return timeline. The move clears a spot for the Tigers to select Drew VerHagen's contract.
Greiner (back) won't be back until late August or early September, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Greiner has been out of action since mid-June with a back strain. He suffered a setback in mid-July which will apparently keep him shut down for several more weeks. He may have to wait until rosters expand to return to the big leagues.
Greiner (back) was returned from his minor-league rehab assignment and remains on the injured list.
Greiner made four appearances with High-A Lakeland but hasn't appeared in a game since July 7, and he went 0-for-9 with three walks during his brief stint in the minors. The 26-year-old landed on the injured list in mid-June with a back strain and appeared to be nearing his return to the majors, but he suffered a setback and is without a timetable to return.
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