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Shane Greene Signs With Braves

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In MLB Breaking News, veteran right-handed pitcher Shane Greene signs with the Atlanta Braves. The two sides have come to terms that that will bring the pitcher back to the Braves this season.

Shane Greene Signs: Career By The Numbers

Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Braves have reached an agreement with Shane Greene on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million, which will be prorated, making the deal worth $1.1-$1.2 million. To allow Greene time to get ready, the Braves will have Greene report to Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers.

Drafted by the New York Yankees in 2009, Greene has spent the last season and a half with the Braves after coming over via a trade-in 2019 from the Detroit Tigers. After becoming a free agent at the end of the 2020 season, Greene elected to test the market in free agency but not manage to sign with a team, leading Greene to go unsigned before the start of the season.

Over his career, Greene has a 4.38 ERA, 413 strikeouts, and 66 saves. With the addition of Greene, this will give the Braves some much-needed bullpen depth. The Braves bullpen is currently ranked 22nd in ERA (4.56), 22nd in strikeouts per nine (9.92). With the addition of Greene, the Braves are hoping those numbers will improve, especially when the Braves have their go-to guy, Will Smith, at the back end of the bullpen. With Greene, Smith, and Chris Martin (currently on IL) in the bullpen, the Braves should be able to get back on track in a strong NL East division.

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Jeff "Rip" Griffin is a current MLB writer covering the Houston Astros. Rip is also the host of The Rip Griffin Show on Apple Podcasts. Rip holds a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, focusing in Sports Management from the University of Houston - Victoria.