Tigers closer Shane Greene named AL reliever of the month
Posted: 10:00 PM, May 02, 2019
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on September 25, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
DETROIT — Tigers closer Shane Greene picked up an honor no pitcher in franchise history has ever won.
Greene was named the American League reliever of the month for his 12 saves in March and April.
The monthly award was created in 2017, and he's the first Tigers pitcher to win it. Greene had a 1.29 ERA in the two months. He was a perfect 12-for-12 in save opportunities.
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