Braves reliever Shane Greene is expected to begin pitching for Triple-A Gwinnett early next week as he builds closer to joining the big-league team, Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
The Braves re-signed Greene, 32, earlier this month to a one-year deal. An All-Star in 2019, Greene has spent the past season and a half with the Braves and will bolster the back end of their bullpen.
“Early in the week, he’s going to start pitching,” Snitker said. “Then we’ll probably just take it an outing at a time. Hopefully we don’t get rushed into bringing him up here before he gets some under his belt. I know he’s itching to go. I don’t know 100% when he’s going to face hitters, that’s coming up in the next day or so. And by the first of (next) week he’ll be pitching in games for Gwinnett.”
During the shortened 2020 campaign, Greene had a 2.60 ERA and 21:9 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 27-2/3 innings (28 games).
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