Detroit Tigers acquire RHP Shane Greene in deal with Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees

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Just when all was quiet….

The Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and New York Yankees completed a three-team deal Friday morning, in which the Tigers acquired 26-yar-old RHP Shane Greene.

Robbie Ray’s days as a Tiger are over as he is heading to the desert. Ray was 1-4 with a 8.16 ERA in six games.

Shane Greene was 5-4 with a 3.78 ERA in 15 games started in 2014. He also racked up 81 strikeouts in 78 IP. Greene has incredible control and with a mid-80’s slider and a fastball that hits around 96, there is a ton of potential in the newly acquired pitcher. Another positive is that Greene is not eligible for arbitration until 2018, meaning he is under team control for six more years.

This move could also be setting the Tigers up for a trade for Yoenis Cespedes, as there is wiggle room for Detroit if Rick Porcello is dealt to the Boston Red Sox.

The Yankees acquired SS Didi Gregorious, as they were tasked with finding a SS for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Ken Rosenthal states that a Detroit infielder will be accompanying Ray to Arizona:

It’s unclear which infielder the Tigers are parting with, but with the Diamondbacks in need of a SS, it’s possible Eugenio Suarez could be leaving, but that’s purely guessing.

Update, 11:14 AM ET: Tigers infield prospect Domingo Leyba is the infielder heading to Arizona

Consider this a great trade for the Tigers as it sets the club up for future success, and future moves.


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