Tigers option starting pitcher Shane Greene to Triple A

Friday June 12th, 2015

The Detroit Tigers have optioned right-handed pitcher Shane Greene to Triple A Toledo, the team announced Friday. 

Greene, who is in his first season with the team, is 4-6 in 13 starts with a 5.82 ERA. Greene has lost his last four starts and has not recorded a win since May 15. 

The Tigers acquired Greene through a trade with the New York Yankees during the off-season. Last season, Greene's first in MLB, he finished 5-4 with a 3.78 ERA in 14 starts with the Yankees. 

Detroit is 31-29 and in third place in the AL Central, 4.5 games behind the division-leading Kansas City Royals. The Tigers host the Indians on Friday night. 

- Stanley Kay

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