Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 15th round of the 2009 MLB Draft from Daytona State College... attended East Ridge High School in Clermont, FL... went to the University of West Florida before transferring to Daytona State College... resides in Clermont, FL during the offseason
Started the season with Triple-A Toledo, pitching in nine games (one start) for a 1-1 record and 6.23 ERA (12 ER/17.1 IP) with 17 strikeouts and 1.56 WHIP…pitched in one game for Detroit (1.2 IP, 4 ER, 2 H) before getting picked up by the Minnesota Twins... Was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul and went 3-5 across 13 games (nine starts) for the Saints, striking out 48 batters and walking just 22…recorded a 9.00 strikeout-per-nine mark during that span... Had his best month in August with St. Paul, keeping hitters to a .189 average with 18 strikeouts through 14.2 innings…kept hitters to a .190 average with runners in scoring position... Pitched in five games for Minnesota, going 0-1 with a 12.54 ERA (13 ER/9.1 IP) with five strikeouts and eight walks…opposition hit .378... Signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Nov. 28.
Combined to go 0-3 with a 2.30 ERA (16 ER/62. IP) and 23 saves in 65 games between Detroit and Atlanta. ... Atlanta acquired him on 7/31 in exchange for LH Joey Wentz and OF Travis Demeritte. ... At the time of the trade, Greene ranked fourth in the AL with 22 saves, while his 1.18 ERA was the second lowest in baseball among qualifying relievers (SD's Kirby Yates). ... Pitched to a 14.54 ERA (7 ER/4.1 IP) over his first six games with Atlanta...Pitched to a 1.77 ERA (4 ER/20.1 IP) in his final 21 appearances and converted his only save chance and all nine holds. ... Was one of three relievers Atlanta acquired in the final two days before the trade deadline, joining Chris Martin from Texas and Mark Melancon from San Francisco. ... Greene, Martin and Melancon were each added to Atlanta's bullpen, and joined the Braves after combining to go 4-6 with a 2.65 ERA (36 ER/122.1 IP) over 119 games on the season with their original clubs, with 27 saves, 130 strikeouts and just 32 walks. ... The trio combined to pitch in 20 games for Atlanta from 8/1 to 8/14 and went 1-2 with an 11.15 ERA (19 ER/15.1 IP), three blown saves and 31 hits allowed. ... In their final 50 combined games for Atlanta, from 8/15 through the end of the season, the three combined to go 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA (9 ER/48.0 IP), convert all 11 save chances and collect 14 holds. ... Represented the Tigers in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game. ... Tossed 1.0 shutout inning in relief and earned a hold, helping the American League squad to a 4-3 victory... Marked his first selection on to the Midsummer Classic... Suffered his first blown save of the season on 5/23 vs. MIA...The outing snapped a streak of 19 consecutive successful saves dating to 9/14/18, ... Greene's streak was the longest by a Tigers pitcher since Francisco Rodríguez saved 19 in a row from 4/6-6/12/16. ... Named the American League Reliever of the Month for March/April...Posted a 1.29 ERA (2 ER/14.0 IP) with 17 strikeouts and three walks over that span, with a league-best 12 saves. ... His 12 saves for March/April set a franchise record, and was tied for the fourth-most in Major League history. ... Recorded his eighth save of the season on 4/10 vs. CLE. ... Since saves became an official stat in 1969, Greene is the first Major League player to record eight saves in a team's first 12 games. 2019 Postseason ... Made his postseason debut and pitched to a 3.38 ERA (1 ER/2.2 IP) in two appearances vs. St. Louis…Fanned three.
Completed his first full season as the team's closer in 2018, pitching in 66 games...Became the eighth Tigers pitcher (14th instance overall) to record 30-or-more saves in a season, and the first since Francisco Rodríguez had 44 saves in 2016...Ranked tied for fourth in the American League with 32 saves, while he was ninth with an 84.2 save percentage...Picked up his first four-out save of the season on May 8 at Texas…added a second four-out save on August 18 at Minnesota...Made 15 appearances in May, posting a 1-0 record with nine saves, a 2.35 ERA (15.1IP/4ER) and 17 strikeouts…ranked third in the American League with nine saves in May...Earned the save on June 16 at Chicago (AL), tossing a perfect ninth inning…was his fourth save in as many days, becoming the first Tigers closer to accomplish that feat since Todd Jones did so from June 30-July 3, 2000…the last Major League closer to do so was Milwaukee's Jeremy Jeffress from July 28-31, 2016...Sidelined from July 2-July 13 with a right shoulder strain...Notched his 30th save of the season on September 16 at Cleveland.
Appeared in a career-high 71 games with Detroit in 2017...Ranked tied for sixth in the American League with 71 appearances...Allowed only nine of the 47 runners he inherited to score and finished second in the American League with a 19.1 inherited runners scored percentage (min. 40 inherited runners)...Recorded the 200th strikeout of his Major League career on April 30 vs. Chicago (AL), striking out Tyler Saladino in the seventh inning...Combined to pitch in 26 games in April/May and posted a 1-0 record with a 1.82 ERA (24.2IP/5ER) and 28 strikeouts... Named Tigers Pitcher of the Month for July after compiling a 1-0 record with a 0.00 ERA (10.2IP/0ER), giving up just five hits and striking out 12 over 13 appearances...Did not allow a run in a career-long 16.1 consecutive innings from July 1-August 12, a span that stretched 18 games...Compiled a 3-1 record with one save, a 1.36 ERA (33.0IP/5ER) and 36 strikeouts in 33 games at Comerica Park…posted a 1-2 record with eight saves, a 3.89 ERA (34.2IP/15ER) and 37 strikeouts in 38 road outings.
Established a career high with 50 appearances in 2016 with the Tigers... Inherited 20 runners during the season and did not allow any of them to score... Notched the first save of his major league career with a perfect 11th inning on April 5 at Miami... Sidelined from April 25-June 4 with a right middle finger blister... Began an injury rehab assignment with Single A West Michigan on May 20 -- started three games between West Michigan and Triple A Toledo and had a 0.82 ERA (11.0IP/1ER) with 17 strikeouts... Picked up his second save of the season on July 21 at Chicago (AL), striking out one in 0.2 scoreless innings...Did not allow a run in 10 of 11 appearances from July 1-26 -- compiled a 0.93 ERA (9.2IP/1ER) with five hits allowed, two walks and 10 strikeouts during the stretch... Held righthanded hitters to a .233 (28x120) batting average, while lefties hit .283 (30x106)... Appeared in 24 games, including one start, at home and had a 3-2 record with a 5.40 ERA (26.2IP/16ER) and 28 strikeouts…made 26 outings on the road, including two starts, and had a 2-2 record with two saves, a 6.15 ERA (33.2IP/23ER) and 31 strikeouts... Posted a 1-2 record with one save and a 4.94 ERA (31.0IP/17ER) in 21 games prior to the All-Star break, while he went 4-2 with one save and a 6.75 ERA (29.1IP/22ER) in 29 games following the All-Star break. Made an Opening Day roster for the first time in his career with the Tigers in 2015 -- split the season between
Made an Opening Day roster for the first time in his career with the Tigers in 2015 -- split the season between Detroit and Triple A Toledo. Appeared in 18 games, including 16 starts, with the Tigers and had a 4-8 record with a 6.88 ERA (83.2IP/64ER) and 50 strikeouts. Became the first Tigers pitcher to start a season with three starts of 7.0-or-more innings, while allowing one-or-fewer earned runs since Jack Morris in 1984 -- through his first three starts, had a 3-0 record with a 0.39 ERA (23.0IP/1ER), 12 hits allowed and 11 strikeouts. Posted a 3-1 record with a 4.60 ERA (31.1IP/16ER) and 20 strikeouts in five starts in April. Optioned to Triple-A Toledo by the Tigers on June 12 -- compiled a 1-1 record with a 3.86 ERA (35.0IP/15ER) and 21 strikeouts over seven starts in Toledo. Recalled from Triple-A Toledo by the Tigers on July 12. Sidelined from August 9-October 5 with a right hand vascular condition. Underwent season-ending surgery for a pseudoaneurysm on August 27...the surgery was performed by Dr. Greg Pearl in Dallas, Texas. Posted a 2-3 record with a 5.05 ERA (46.1IP/26ER) and 24 strikeouts in nine appearances, including eight starts, at Comerica Park...recorded a 2-5 record and a 9.16 ERA (37.1IP/38ER) and 26 strikeouts in nine games, eight starts, on the road. Compiled a 4-7 record with a 6.32 ERA (72.2IP/51ER) and 46 strikeouts prior to the All-Star break...made four appearances, two starts, with a 0-1 record, a 10.64 ERA (11.0IP/13ER) and four strikeouts after the All-Star break. Lefthanded hitters posted a .363 (65 for 179) average...righthanders batted .245 (38 for 155) against him.
Appeared in 15 games (14 starts) during four separate stints with the Yankees in 2014...Averaged 9.27 strikeouts per nine innings -- the fourth-best mark among major league rookies (min. 75.0IP)...Assigned to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre to begin the season...Recalled from Scranton Wilkes-Barre by the Yankees on April 9 -- did not appear in a game before having his contract optioned back to Triple A on April 13...Recalled from Scranton Wilkes-Barre by the Yankees as the 26th man on April 16 but did not play, before having his contract optioned back to Scranton...Recalled from Scranton Wilkes-Barre by the Yankees on April 24 and made his major league debut that night at Fenway Park -- allowed three runs (zero earned runs), while walking three and fanning one in 0.1 innings of work...Optioned to Triple A Scranton Wilkes-Barre by the Yankees on April 26...Compiled a 3-2 record, a 4.60 ERA (29.1IP/15er) and 23 strikeouts in six starts during May...Recalled from Scranton Wilkes-Barre by the Yankees for the remainder of the season on July 7 and made his first career start that same night -- earned his first major league win by allowing just two runs on four hits over 6.0 innings of work...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Greene is the first pitcher in Yankees franchise history to earn a win in his first start, while tossing at least 6.0 innings and allowing four-or-fewer hits without walking a batter...Earned his second straight victory on July 12 at Baltimore by throwing 7.1 scoreless innings, allowing just four hits -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first Yankees pitcher to toss at least 6.0 innings, while allowing four-or fewer hits in each of their first two starts...Fanned a season-high 10 batters on August 16 at Tampa Bay -- walked only one batter in the outing to become one of only five rookies in Yankees franchise history to fan at least 10 while issuing one-or-fewer walks...Compiled a 2-0 record, and a 2.93 ERA (30.2IP/10er) in five starts during August...Posted a 4-0 record, a 2.70 ERA (36.2IP/11er) and 44 strikeouts in seven games (six starts) on the road.
Combined to go 12-10 with a 3.38 ERA (154.1IP, 58ER) in 27 games (26 starts) with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton… led all Yankees minor leaguers in wins, ranked third in strikeouts (137) and fourth in ERA. Began the year with Tampa, going 4-6 with a 3.60 ERA (75.0IP, 30ER) in 13 starts. Was promoted to Trenton on 6/17 and went 8-4 with a 3.18 ERA (79.1IP, 28ER) in 14 games (13 starts). Attended spring training with the Yankees as a non-roster invitee, going 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA (1.1IP, 4ER) in two relief appearances. Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/20/13.
Spent the entire 2012 season with Class A Tampa, appearing in 24 games...Named the Florida state League's pitcher of the week for the week ending June 10 -- did not allow a run in 7.0 innings pitched in his start on June 9 versus Daytona...Compiled a four-game winning streak June 9-July 25...Suffered the loss in each of his last five decisions on the season...Posted a 4-7 record, a 5.22 ERA (112.0IP/65er) and 101 strikeouts in 24 games (23 starts) on the season.
Appeared in a career-high 27 games as he spent the entire 2011 season with single A Charleston...Finished second among all Yankees minor leaguers with 128 strikeouts on the season...Fanned a season-best 10 batters on April 28 at Lakewood...Compiled a 0-4 record, a 2.00 erA (27.0IP/6er) and 22 strikeouts in five starts during June...Suffered the loss in seven straight decisions May 9-June 30...Sidelined July 13-24 with a right digit three laceration...Compiled a 5-14 record, a 4.37 erA (138.0IP/67er) and 128 strikeouts in 27 starts with Class A Charleston.
Completed his second season of professional baseball in 2010, splitting the season between single A Staten Island and Class A Charleston...Made 10 starts with single A staten Island compiling a 2-6 record, a 4.58 erA (49.0IP/25er) and 44 strikeouts...Had his contract transferred to single A Charleston on August 22 -- appeared in four games with Charleston, compiling a 0-2 record, a 4.58 ERA (19.2IP/10er) and 22 strikeouts.
Selected by the Yankees in the 15th round of the June 2009 draft and made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees...Posted a 1-2 record, a 5.87 ERA (23.0IP/15er) and 20 strikeouts in 13 relief appearances.