Shane Greene

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Shane Greene
Detroit Tigers – No. 61
Born: (1988-11-17) November 17, 1988 (age 26)
Clermont, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 24, 2014 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
(through May 20, 2015)
Win–loss record 9–6
Earned run average 3.89
Strikeouts 115

Shane Greene (born November 17, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played with the New York Yankees.


Greene attended East Ridge High School in Clermont, Florida, and played for their baseball team as a pitcher.[1] He received a scholarship to attend the University of West Florida, in order to play college baseball for the West Florida Argonauts. He lost his scholarship in May 2008 when he had to undergo Tommy John surgery. He transferred to Daytona Beach Community College. While rehabilitating, the velocity of his fastball improved from 89 miles per hour (143 km/h) before the surgery to 93 to 94 miles per hour (150 to 151 km/h) after.[2][3]

New York Yankees[edit]

The New York Yankees selected Greene in the 15th round of the 2009 MLB Draft.[4] He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[5] He won the Kevin Lawn Award as the Yankees Minor League Pitcher of the Year for 2013.[6][7]

Greene was assigned to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League to start the 2014 season. He was promoted to the major leagues on April 9, 2014.[8] He made his MLB debut against the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park on April 24. In July, Greene replaced Vidal Nuño in the Yankees starting rotation,[9] and he remained in the starting rotation for the remainder of the season.[10] He ended the season with a 5-4 win–loss record and a 3.78 earned run average, while recording more than one strikeout per inning pitched.[11]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

On December 5, 2014, the Yankees traded Greene to the Detroit Tigers in a three-team trade that brought Robbie Ray and Domingo Leyba to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Didi Gregorius to the New York Yankees.[12]


  1. ^ "Former East Ridge pitcher Shane Greene to make first major league start for Yankees". Daily Commercial. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ Woronoff, Brent (June 9, 2009). "Pitcher may get drafted despite surgery, layoff: Pitcher Shane Greene returned from Tommy John surgery with better velocity and has scouts very interested". Daytona News-Journal. p. 5B. Retrieved November 16, 2013.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Yanks find loads of talent on Draft Day 2". New York Yankees. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Shane Greene latest example of Yanks’ farm system stepping up - New York Post". New York Post. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Yanks make deal with Padres, add six to 40-man roster". November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ March 21, 2014 6:57 P.M. ET (March 21, 2014). "Yankees name INF Greg Bird and RHP Shane Greene winners of the 2013 Kevin Lawn "Player of the Year" and "Pitcher of the Year" Awards". Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Yankees spring training: Greg Bird, Shane Greene 2013 minor league players of the year". Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ Mearns, Andrew (April 9, 2014). "Austin Romine optioned to Scranton; pitcher Shane Greene recalled". Pinstripe Alley. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Yankees Insider: Shane Greene to pitch Monday, Whitley to pen". NY Daily News. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ "In a lost season, this Yankee has been an unlikely success story". New York Post. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ "MLB hot stove: Yankees trade for Arizona Diamondbacks' shortstop Didi Gregorius". Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ Nowak, Joey (December 5, 2014). "Gregorius goes to Yanks, Ray to Arizona, Greene to Tigers". MLB. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 

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