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Dodgers sign right-handed pitcher Shane Greene

The Dodgers add a 2019 All-Star to their bullpen

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Can you pitch innings for the Dodgers? Come on down!

The Dodgers added yet another pitcher to their carousel of arms in their bullpen, as they signed Shane Greene to a major-league contract. Greene was added to the 26-man roster and is available tonight for LA.

Unfortunately, the Dodgers won’t have two different Greene’s on their roster. To make room on the 40-man roster, the club designated right-handed pitcher Conner Greene for assignment. He made two appearances for the Dodgers out of the bullpen, throwing two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

In the move, the club placed right-handed pitcher Evan Phillips on the injured list with a right quad strain. Phillips, who was claimed off waivers from the Rays earlier in the week, made his Dodgers debut on Thursday night.

S. Greene was released by the Braves last week. A few days ago, it was reported that the Dodgers had signed the veteran reliever. It’s been a rough year with the Braves, as he posted a 8.47 ERA and 6.77 FIP with five home runs allowed in 17 innings, with 17 strikeouts and nine walks.

S. Greene was an All-Star as recently as 2019 and was pretty solid in 2020. From 2019-2020, he appeared in 93 games and posted a 2.39 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 3.79 FIP. He’s thrived before, and there’s a solid chance he can tap back into what he did last year and be a solid option for the Dodgers.

If Greene enters a game for the Dodgers, he’ll be the 36th different pitcher used this season by the Dodgers. The record for most pitchers used in a season is 42 by the 2019 Mariners.