Chicago Cubs Place Former Closer On Waivers

The Chicago Cubs' decision to designate right-handed pitcher Shane Greene for assignment has abruptly ended his brief stint with the team this season.

Greene had joined the Cubs' roster just a week before, making one scoreless inning appearance.

Interestingly, before his time with the Cubs, Greene had been in the minors, where he took on a surprising role as a starting pitcher, making five Triple-A starts and accumulating 16.2 innings.

With a career that's seen him shift between starting and relieving roles and a history of inconsistent performance in his 344 major league appearances, Greene's future in the MLB is now uncertain as he awaits placement on waivers.

If Greene successfully clears waivers, he will have the option to explore free agency and potentially sign with another team if there is interest.

Across his 10-year career, the 34-year-old has compiled a 4.52 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, with 440 strikeouts across 471.2 innings.

Greene was a closer for two straight seasons with the Tigers, converting 55 saves between 2018-19. Photo Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports