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For Dodgers, Tigers Shane Greene Most Realistic Trade Target

Greene continues to be linked to the Dodgers.

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 18: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during inter-league play at PNC Park on June 18, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Dodgers appear to have their sights set on the Detroit Tigers’ right-handed reliever Shane Greene, according to David Vassegh of AM 570 LA.

Greene, who has been linked to the Dodgers for the better part of the last month, has been solid this year, posting an ERA hovering around 1.00. Last season, however, things were a bit different with him posting a 5.12 ERA.

He is striking out almost 28% of batters faced this season, and walking fewer than 8%. His ground ball rate is at a career high 54% in 2019 – an elite number – and sits at 46% in his career.

The Dodgers continue their pursuit of a back-end bullpen arm and Vassegh saying the club has been linked the most to Greene makes some sense.

In addition to Shane Greene, the Dodgers have also shown a willingness to talk with the Orioles on Mychal Givens and the Royals on Jake Diekman.

Greene is controllable — not a free agent until 2021.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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