Shane Greene might not pitch again this season. Greene was diagnosed with an aneurysm in his right hand, and according to MLB.com's Jason Beck, it is unlikely he will pitch again in 2015.
MLive.com's James Schmehl adds the aneurysm caused numbness in Greene's middle finger which could force him to miss the remainder of the 2015 campaign. Schmehl reports Greene will visit Dr. Greg Pearl on Tuesday to determine whether season-ending surgery is necessary.
Greene, 26, was placed on the 7-day Triple-A disabled list and was sidelined by ulnar neuritis earlier this season. He had Tommy John surgery in 2008 but said it was unrelated to numbness he felt in May, according to Schmehl.
For Greene, it has been a tale of two seasons. Before leaving his May 15 start as a result of numbness, he posted a 4.71 ERA over 42.0 innings. However, since returning, he has pitched to a 7.16 ERA over 71.2 innings, which includes seven starts in Triple-A.
Overall, Greene has pitched to a 6.88 ERA and 5.13 FIP over 83.2 innings with Detroit. Over 35.0 Triple-A innings, he has posted a 3.86 ERA.
Greene made his last start in Triple-A on Monday and allowed four earned runs and five hits while walking a pair and striking out three over 3.2 innings.