Between Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene, it's been clear that another shoe was set to drop as it related to the Detroit Tigers' rotation.
Monday afternoon, it finally dropped, helped likely by Greene's rough start on Sunday night at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. The Tigers called up Buck Farmer to replace Greene in the rotation, and moved Greene down to the bullpen while sending Kyle Ryan back to Triple-A Toledo.
Since coming back from Toledo, Greene didn't pitch as well as hoped, allowing 17 earned runs in three starts. Considering where he was before, arguably, Greene picked up exactly where he left off in early June when he was demoted.
Greene's struggles have left a significant void in Detroit's rotation. With the troubles that Simon has also endured and the inconsistency of Justin Verlander, the Tigers have only two stable starters at this point in David Price and Anibal Sanchez. Considering the problems of their staff, it has shown on the scoreboard and in the standings.Read more... Join the Conversation...