Shane Greene undergoes MRI on elbow

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Tigers right-hander Shane Greene was forced to exit last night’s start against the Cardinals after five innings due to mild ulnar neuritis in his elbow, which is inflammation of the ulnar nerve in the arm. According to Anthony Fenech of Detroit Free Press, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Greene was sent for an MRI today.

Greene was feeling some tingling in his throwing hand on Friday, but Ausmus said there was no tingling or pain today. That’s a good sign, but more should be known soon. Greene previously had Tommy John surgery in 2008 when he was in college.

Acquired from the Yankees in the three-team Didi Gregorius trade over the winter, the 26-year-old Greene owns a 4.21 ERA and 28/13 K/BB ratio in 47 innings over eight starts this season.