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REPORT: Former Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene demoted

Sep 12, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Shane Greene (61) get the ball back from catcher James McCann (not pictured) during the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from David O’Brien of The Athletic, Atlanta Braves pitcher Shane Greene has been demoted from closing games “at least for a while.”

Greene, who was traded to the Braves from the Detroit Tigers at the deadline, has struggled since heading south. In fact, in four games with Atlanta, Greene is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA in 3.1 innings of work.

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Prior to being traded, Greene, who was an A.L. All-Star this season, had 22 saves while posting a 1.18 ERA in 38 games with the Tigers.

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