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Braves recall Shane Greene, option Jacob Webb to Gwinnett

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Atlanta is hoping that Greene can help bolster their bullpen.

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The Atlanta Braves are adding a big piece to their bullpen for Sunday’s series finale against the Dodgers. The Braves announced Sunday morning that they have recalled reliever Shane Greene from Gwinnett and optioned reliever Jacob Webb. The Braves signed Greene to a one-year deal back on May 9, he has been working at Gwinnett to ramp up before rejoining the bullpen.

The Braves originally acquired Greene from the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline in 2019. He was a key piece of the team’s bullpen down the stretch and again in 2020 where he appeared in 28 games while posting a 2.60 ERA (3.81 FIP) in 27 2/3 innings. He became a free agent at the end of the season but went unsigned until May when the Braves snapped him up on a one-year deal.

Greene reportedly had a high asking price but there were some red flags in his peripherals, most notably a strikeout rate that dipped all the way to 19.3% last season. Despite those concerns, the Braves’ has largely struggled in 2021 and Greene is another veteran arm with closing experience.

Greene made four appearances at Gwinnett allowing four hits and one run in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked two.