Greene, an All-Star in 2019 with the Tigers, has a 3.27 ERA across 55 appearances over the past 1-1/2 seasons with the Braves. He should be a major boost as an experienced righty who can handle the later innings.
The Braves’ bullpen has been heavily criticized throughout the season, but the group will be deeper when Greene joins the mix. Chris Martin and Greene are two reliable right-handers for tight games. Will Smith, Tyler Matzek and A.J. Minter have had their unwanted moments, but give the team a trio of high-leverage lefties. The bullpen will count on those five performing to their standards.
“He’s a great human being, a great teammate,” Matzek recently told the AJC about Greene. “Brings a lot of excitement and energy into that bullpen. He has that veteran mentality where he calms everybody down in there. It reminds us that it’s just a baseball game, go out there and have fun and do your thing. He’s going to eat some innings for us. The man loves throwing the baseball, and he’s very good at it. So we’re more than happy to have him out there.”