Chicago Cubs Sign 9-Year Veteran Pitcher

The Chicago Cubs have made a noteworthy move by signing veteran right-handed reliever Shane Greene to a minor-league contract.

Known for his successful run as a setup man and closer with the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves from 2017 to 2020, Greene brings valuable experience to the Cubs' bullpen.

At 34 years old, Greene joins the Cubs' affiliate in the Arizona Complex League initially, with plans to eventually join their Triple-A team in Iowa.

Despite facing recent struggles and a decline in velocity, the Cubs are taking a calculated, low-risk chance on Greene, hoping that he can rediscover his previous form and contribute to their bullpen depth.

In 2022, Greene had limited opportunities in the major leagues, pitching only three innings split between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.

During that time, he allowed two runs, walked one batter, and struck out two. However, in the minors last year, Greene posted a 5.50 ERA and 1.69 WHIP across 34.1 relief innings while playing for the Yankees and Dodgers organizations.

Although Greene's recent numbers may not be ideal, the Cubs are banking on his experience and the potential for a rebound.

Throughout his nine-year major league career, he has accumulated 67 saves, showcasing his ability to handle high-leverage situations.

He holds a 4.53 ERA while averaging 8.4 K/9 across 470.2 innings pitched and 343 appearances. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports