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.
Greiner (back) has been sent to High-A Lakeland to begin a rehab assignment, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
He has been out since June 13 with a lower-back strain, but this rehab assignment suggests he is nearing activation. Bobby Wilson has been serving as the de facto primary catcher in Greiner's absence.
Greiner was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday due to a low back strain.
Greiner was held out of Friday's starting lineup, and it's since been revealed that he's dealing with a back strain. Bobby Wilson will be brought up from Triple-A Toledo to serve as the backup catcher to John Hicks while Greiner is on the mend.
Greiner isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Indians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Greiner will head to the bench for the second time in the last three days. John Hicks is set to handle the catching duties and bat eighth in Greiner's stead.
Greiner is not starting Wednesday against the Royals.
Greiner has gone hitess in his last four contests. John Hicks will get the nod behind the plate in his absence.
Greiner is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.
Greiner will sit for the second time in the three-game series against Minnesota, with John Hicks starting at catcher and batting eighth. Greiner is still technically atop the Tigers' catching depth chart, though the team is splitting work nearly evenly between him and Hicks. Greiner's .170/.241/.293 slash line certainly isn't helping his case for more playing time.
Greiner is not starting Friday against the Twins.
Greiner sits for the second time in three games. John Hicks gets the call behind the plate.
Greiner is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Greiner will give way to John Hicks behind the dish in this one following a string of four consecutive starts. Over his last 10 games, the backstop is slashing just .135/.220/.297 with two homers and a 43.9 percent strikeout rate.
Greiner went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and walk during a 7-4 loss to the Braves on Sunday.
That was Greiner's fifth homer in just 135 at-bats, but he only has 20 other hits. Greiner has really struggled lately, as it's been almost three weeks since his average has been above .200. He is batting .185 with eight extra-base hits, 14 RBI and 11 runs in 37 games this year.
Greiner is not starting Wednesday against Baltimore.
Despite grabbing three hits in his last two games, Greiner is still posting an ugly .135/.207/.154 line in the month of May. John Hicks starts behind the plate in his absence.
Greiner is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Monday's game against the Orioles.
Greiner got the day off Sunday, but he will return to the lineup for Monday's series opener with Baltimore, which pushes John Hicks to the bench. Greiner hasn't done much with the bat this season, as he's slashing just .169/.233/.271 with three home runs and 10 RBI through 33 games.
Greiner is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Greiner will sit for the second time during the series while John Hicks picks up another turn behind the dish. While Greiner's placement atop the depth chart still appears secure, he's providing little value at the plate for those rostering him in AL-only leagues or deep mixed leagues that start two catchers. Over 13 appearances in May, Greiner has gone 4-for-45 (.089 average) with 18 strikeouts.
Greiner is not in the lineup Friday against the Mets.
Greiner is hitting .091 in his last 13 games. John Hicks will get the call behind the plate for the second time in three games.
Greiner is not starting Wednesday against the Marlins.
Greiner continues to start roughly two out of every three games behind the plate in Detroit, getting the call on 31 occasions compared to 16 for John Hicks. Hicks gets the start for Wednesday's game.
Greiner is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Athletics.
Greiner will start for the second straight game after sitting out Friday's contest. This has generally been the pattern for the 26-year-old, who is slashing .190/.239/.305 as the primary catcher in Detroit this season.
Greiner will take a seat Friday against the Athletics, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Greiner remains the primary catcher in Detroit, but he hasn't made more than two starts in a row at any point in the month of May. John Hicks gets the start behind the plate on this occasion.
Greiner is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Greiner will take a seat for Wednesday's night contest with an afternoon matchup against the A's on tap for Thursday. John Hicks is starting behind the dish and hitting sixth in his place.
Greiner is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Greiner played the nightcap in Saturday's doubleheader and went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. John Hicks will start behind the plate and bat sixth for the Tigers in the series finale.
Greiner is not starting in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Greiner will head to the bench after going 1-for-3 in Friday night's loss, with John Hicks supplanting him in the lineup. Greiner figures to slot back in there for the second game.
Greiner is not starting Wednesday against the Angels, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Greiner has started two-thirds of the Tigers' games this season, getting the nod in 22 of 33 games. John Hicks starts behind the plate Wednesday.
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