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Braves acquire Shane Greene from Tigers (Updated)

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Atlanta adds a closer to the mix.

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The Atlanta Braves have reportedly acquired closer Shane Greene from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for LHP Joey Wentz and outfielder Travis Demeritte.

Greene has put together a great season posting a 1.18 ERA (3.70 FIP) with 43 strikeouts in 38 innings. He has held opponents to a .152 average this season so we can probably expect some regression, but given the Braves’ current state of affairs in the bullpen, he will be a boost to a weak relief corps. Additionally, Greene is not a rental as he is under team control through the 2020 season.

Update - The Braves have officially announced the deal