Shane Greene
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The New York Yankees are reportedly checking in on Detroit Tigers right-hand relief pitcher Shane Greene as the deadline approaches.

The MLB trade deadline arrives at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and the New York Yankees will be looking to upgrade their pitching staff ahead of a playoff push. Along with attempting to improve their starting rotation, they’ll also be looking to make changes to the bullpen.

Per a report from Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Bombers are checking in on Detroit Tigers right-hand reliever Shane Greene.

Greene previously played for the Yankees in 2014. The Yanks drafted Greene in the 15th round of the 2009 MLB Draft. They then traded him to the Tigers in December of 2014.

Thus far in 2019, Greene is 0-2 with a 1.22 ERA and a WHIP of .865. He’s struck out 41 batters and walked 11 batters en route to achieving 22 saves through 37 appearances (37.0 innings pitched).

New York’s starting rotation should definitely be the top priority at the moment as far as what aspect of the ballclub to improve. They’re currently tied for 18th in the majors with the San Francisco Giants with a combined ERA of 4.77.

The Yanks were previously also checking in on then-Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman. However, the New York Mets sent prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson for the All-Star starting pitcher on Sunday.

The Bombers are in a great position right now as they try to make some moves before Wednesday’s deadline. They’re 67-38, leading the AL East division by 8.5 games over the Tampa Bay Rays. They return to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday to begin a six-game homestand with three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks and three against the Boston Red Sox.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.