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.”
Mark Melancon will close games at least for a while, Snitker said.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) August 10, 2019
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.
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.