Shane Greene leaves minor-league start early, likely headed to Detroit

Shane Greene will likely start for the Tigers on Sunday, the final game before the All-Star break.

Paul Sancya

It looks like Shane Greene is headed back to the big leagues.

The right-hander was pulled from his start for Triple-A Toledo Wednesday night after only three innings of work. With the Tigers being in need of a starter for the last game before the All-Star break, it seems that Greene will be the guy, which explains his early exit. He would pitch on short rest Sunday against the Twins, although he only threw 38 pitches against the Columbus Clippers on Wednesday.

Greene had a stellar start to the season, but was demoted to Toledo on June 12 after experiencing a lengthy rough patch. In his last 10 starts with the Tigers, he allowed 41 earned runs, causing his ERA to balloon to 5.87.

During his time in Toledo, Greene is 1-1 with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.215 WHIP in four starts.

(h/t MLive)