The Yankees have signed right-hander Shane Greene to a minor league deal, according to his transactions tracker at MLB.com.
Greene has some great seasons on his track record but has struggled recently. Last year, he lingered on the free agent market into May, at which point he signed with Atlanta. Unfortunately, he was slow to get into a groove after that delayed start, posting an 8.47 ERA over 17 innings before being released. He latched on with the Dodgers and was better with them, posting a 4.05 ERA in a small sample of 6 2/3 innings.
He re-signed with the Dodgers on a minors deal in the offseason and has his contract selected just over a week ago. After a single appearance wherein Greene threw two scoreless innings, he was designated for assignment to open up a roster spot for David Price.
The Yankees have seen their pitching depth take a few hits in recent days, with announcements on back-to-back days that Luis Gil and Chad Green will both require Tommy John surgery. That was followed by both Aroldis Chapman and Jonathan Loaisiga hitting the injured list, for achilles tendinitis and shoulder discomfort, respectively. With four arms suddenly being subtracted from their pitching corps in short order, it makes perfect sense that they would look for reinforcements. Greene will head to the RailRiders and try to work his way back to the big leagues.
I am now predicting the Yankees signings of Rick Porcello, Matt Wieters, Adam Eaton, and Dexter Fowler over the next week.
Please don’t forget Denard Span.
The rich just keep on getting richer. Meanwhile the Mets spent their day yesterday signing some random triple a fodder outfielder when the main thing we need are relievers and starting pitching
Greene is toast. This is a nothing move. Oh, and the Yankees aren’t rich. They are set to regress very soon I’d bet.
A mets fan saying the rich get richer is pure comedy! I know this was sarcasm but cmon the sarcasm fell flat especially when watching the mets and fidgets single handily destroy the ceiling cap!
The Mets are doing fine. Some folks just like to hear themselves complain.
@Cosmo2 The Mets had a 7 game lead over the Braves last year. When we had injuries to our starting pitching, the GM did nothing to fix it. We finished way behind first place by years end. The only difference between last year and this year is that we have a real manager to keep the team a-float. I recall you saying a different manager barely makes a difference to a team success, only by “2 or 3 games”. Well are you finally able to admit your wrong? Its clear that this team plays baseball better and is clearly more clutch because of Buck Showalter. Luis Rojas couldn’t command respect from the locker room even if he had all his relatives with him
Wrong about what?! I can’t make heads or tails out of what you’re even trying to say. You’re all over the place. I was wrong about Buck? Rojas? Something about last year? What in the heck are you babbling about? You’re not making any sense, I’m sorry. Oh, wait, you are seriously attributing a difference in this teams record compared to last year solely on Buck, as if there are no other factors contributing? Is that what you are suggesting? That this somehow PROVES that managers make all the difference? You are really out there. I’m sorry but that’s just not how stats, logic or proof work. You are absurd.
@Cosmo2 so let me get this straight, the Mets team is almost exactly the same as last year minus Conforto, with Degrom not having played yet. Their record is far better than last years at this point. The Mets are stealing bases, hustling to firstbase, getting clutch hits, driving in runners in scoring position, all things they failed at last year. Do you really think that has nothing to do with the manager? Showalter commands respect, the players know that he knows what hes doing. No one in that lockroom respected Luis Rojas. Rojas was younger than some of the players on the team with no major league experience. It clearly shows with the whole thumbs down and Rat-Racoon fiasco. None of that stuff would ever happen under Showalter because the players respect the hell out of him
It can’t be quantified or measured scientifically, and you are essentially claiming that, not only it can be, but that you yourself can quantify it with no research, just a general impression. If you cant see the utter foolishness in that well…
Nice depth move. He COULD help and cost them nothing.
Seems like they’re signing whatever isn’t nailed down. At least his last name is Greene….
It’s not easy being Greene…
Anything that doesn’t cost much I reckon.
At least they didn’t give up superstars Travis Demeritte and Joey Wentz to acquire him.
Good move… nothing to lose
More dumpster diving from the Yankees.
@Old York- Ain’t nuttin wron’ doin’ a lil’ dumpsta divin’ once in a while! Especially on a minor league deal.
I know the feeling. With inflation on everything, I’m also dumpster diving for meals…
I <3 reclamation projects