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Tigers injury update: Shane Greene set for surgery

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The Tigers will be without Shane Greene for the rest of the season, but he should be ready to go for 2016.

Shane Greene was acquired by the Detroit Tigers in a three team trade with the Diamondbacks and Yankees, and expectations for the right-hander were high. Greene had seemingly come out of nowhere with New York, as he posted an ERA of 3.78, an FIP of 3.73, and a SIERA of 3.41 in 78.2 innings. He was supposed to step in and help solidify Detroit's rotation, but unfortunately that didn't happen.

At the outset of his career with the Tigers, Greene pitched fantastically. In his first 23 innings, he posted an ERA of 0.39, and an FIP of 2.82, however since then he's been a disaster. His ERA has ballooned to 9.35, his FIP to 6.01, and he allowed 1.93 home runs per every nine innings.

On August 19th, Greene was placed on the DL due to "numbness in his fingers" and he's now set to undergo surgery on his shoulder to fix the problem.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Greene will have surgery on shoulder to address the circumflex artery, which had been causing pseudoaneurysm in his hand.</p>&mdash; Jason Beck (@beckjason) <a href="https://twitter.com/beckjason/status/636635940019175424">August 26, 2015</a></blockquote>

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According to manager Brad Ausmus, he's expected to be ready by spring training, and assuming there aren't any setbacks, Greene should be completely healthy. That would give the Tigers a rotation of Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez, and Greene, with two spots to fill. Their new GM, Al Avila, has a lot of work to do, and a healthy Greene would go along way towards helping rebuild their starting pitching.