Detroit Tigers trade Shane Greene to Atlanta Braves for two minor leaguers
The Detroit Tigers held out until the final hour of the trade deadline before making a move.
The Tigers sent reliever Shane Greene to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for left-handed Joey Wentz and outfielder Travis Demeritte, the Tigers announced Wednesday.
Wentz, 21, is the No. 7 prospect in the Braves organization. He 5-8 with a 4.72 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP in 20 starts this season in Double-A.
Demeritte, 24, is not among the top-30 prospects in the Braves organization. He is hitting .286 with 20 home runs and 74 RBIs in 96 games this year in Triple-A. He was the 30th overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft by the Texas Rangers.
Greene, 30, is experiencing a career year, with a 1.18 ERA, a 0.868 WHIP and 22 saves this season. He was the Tigers' All-Star representative this season, his first appearance.
The Braves, in first place in the National League East, blew a save opportunity on Wednesday, seemingly moments before trading for Greene.
Greene is making $4 million this season and is under team control through 2020.