RP - FA
Shane Greene allowed one hit and a walk while striking out three over two innings against the Red Sox Friday.
This was a welcome sight as Greene has really struggled this spring. The Braves are hopeful Greene can be a part of what might be the best bullpen in baseball this year.
Braves reliever Shane Greene allowed four earned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one over 2/3 of an inning in Monday's loss to the Phillies. The loss and blown save were both his second of the Spring.
With last season's acquisition of Mark Melancon and the offseason arrival of Will Smith, Greene is at least third or fourth on the closer totem pole in Atlanta now. His early Spring struggles will do little to earn him any kind of promotion.
Shane Greene went one inning against the Twins Tuesday, allowing one hit and one walk.
Greene, along with Mark Melancon and Will Smith, will form a formidable late-inning group of relievers for the Braves this year. It's unclear who will have which role, as that will be decided this spring. If your league scores Holds, any one of the three will have good value for you.
Shane Greene will be paid $6.25 million rather than the $6.75 million he requested, according to the Associated Press.
Greene was an All-Star for the Tigers before being traded to the Braves on July 31st, where he struggled for a handful of appearances before settling in. The reliever posted a career-low ERA of 2.30 on the season, but had a 4.01 in 27 games with the Braves, though he finished strong. Even with his initial struggles, Greene tallied 10 holds and one save in Atlanta, so in fantasy leagues where Holds are recognized as a category, Greene could have an impact, while helping to lower overall ERA and chipping in a save or two -- and perhaps more if at some point he's deemed the closer.
Braves reliever Shane Greene struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning to earn his 23rd save of the season in Friday's win over the Nationals.
Friday was surprisingly Greene's first save with Atlanta as he quickly lost his grip on the job and saw Mark Melancon take over in the ninth inning shortly after joining the Braves.