The Dodgers announced a series of roster moves today, one of them being the recall of Michael Grove, which was reported yesterday. Shane Greene will also be joining the team, though he wasn’t previously on the 40-man roster. To make room on the active roster, Reyes Moronta and Garrett Cleavinger have been optioned. For Greene’s spot on the 40-man, Victor Gonzalez was transferred to the 60-day injured list.
This will be the ninth MLB season for Greene, once he gets into a game. His career has been a bit of a rollercoaster, as he’s often oscillated between good and bad seasons. After posting ERAs north of 5.00 with the Tigers in 2015 and 2016, he turned things around in 2017. Across 67 2/3 innings that year, he had a 2.66 ERA, 25.8% strikeout rate and 12% walk rate. It was a 180-degree turn the next year, as his ERA shot up above 5.00 again in 2018. The next two years, he was good again, with ERAs of 2.30 and 2.60 in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Last year, the wheel of fortune spun him around again, as his ERA went up to 7.23.
That 7.23 ERA is a bit misleading, however, as Greene didn’t sign with the Braves until May and struggled to get into a groove after missing Spring Training. He had an 8.47 ERA with Atlanta before being released in August and latching on with the Dodgers. He put up a much more palatable 4.05 ERA in Los Angeles to finish the year, though in a small sample of just 6 2/3 innings. The club brought him back into the organization on a minor league deal in March. He has a 5.87 ERA in Triple-A so far this year, though the club evidently isn’t scared off by those results in a small sample of 7 2/3 innings.
The transfer of Gonzalez doesn’t come as a shock, as he underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his pitching elbow recently. The 60-day clock starts from his initial placement in April, meaning he won’t be eligible to return until early June. Though the club hopes he can return at some point this season, it doesn’t seem like it will be any time soon.
5.87 era in AAA and gets called up to the Dodgers. Wow!
I support the “Greene New Deal”.
His ERA is bloated from one poor outing where he gave up 4 ER in 0.2 IP. Outside of that he’s given up just 1 ER in 7 IP in this season.
His overall peripherals though don’t look so great so far in AAA apart from his last two appearances which have been clean.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Looking for that 2019 magic, 1.18 ERA & 22 saves.
LAD seems to always find lightning in that bottle
seems like they found the lightning
Shane Greene 2 up
0 RUNS AND HE WON THE GAME
Dumpster Divin Theo
Other than the fact he’s really bad he’s sometimes good
Moronta still has options?
Any pitcher can be optioned to the minors for a total of five times under the new cba. Unless there are certain retstrictions to their contract.
That’s number of options in a year, not option years.
Los Karens making lots of moves lately.
they’re getting desperate now that they’re actually facing decent offensive teams
Wow, two crazies in a row. Who could possibly figure that?
Seems a bit desperate of a move. Lux, ouch. Painful error.
Cap & Crunch
Credit Philly for putting the ball in play all over with hard contact
2b and 3b are going to be disadvantages on defense all year long
Any entertainment of dealing Bellinger next year (to save 20 mill) probably have to be wiped now .
They just can’t take the defensive hit