|New York Yankees – No. 61|
November 17, 1988 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|April 24, 2014 for the New York Yankees|
(through September 22, 2014)
|Earned run average||2.89|
Greene attended East Ridge High School in Clermont, Florida, and played for their baseball team as a pitcher. 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.
The New York Yankees selected Greene in the 15th round of the 2009 MLB Draft. He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013. He won the Kevin Lawn Award as the Yankees Minor League Pitcher of the Year for 2013.
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. 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, and he remained in the starting rotation for the remainder of the season.
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- "Yanks make deal with Padres, add six to 40-man roster". Newyork.yankees.mlb.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
- 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". Newyork.yankees.mlb.com. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
- "Yankees spring training: Greg Bird, Shane Greene 2013 minor league players of the year". Nj.com. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
- Mearns, Andrew (April 9, 2014). "Austin Romine optioned to Scranton; pitcher Shane Greene recalled". Pinstripe Alley. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)