Reports: Tigers trade Greene, Castellanos before MLB trade deadline

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Nicholas Castellanos connects for a walk off solo home run during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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LANSING, Mi The Detroit Tigers did not let the MLB trade deadline pass without making a couple of moves. According to multiple reports, the Tigers have sent Shane Greene to Atlanta and Nicholas Castellanos to the Chicago Cubs.

Detroit Tigers traded relief pitcher Shane Greene to the Atlanta Braves pending a physical. The Athletic is reporting that the Braves will send LHP Joey Wentz and OF Travis Demeritte to the Tigers in the Shane Greene trade.

Wentz is a LHP and ranked as the 7th best prospect in their farm system according to MLB.com.

Demeritte is a former first-round draft pick (2013, Rangers) and has 20 home runs this season at AAA. He is also hitting (.286) this season.

Greene has put up sparkling number in 2019 as the Tigers closer. His 1.18 ERA is 2nd among relief pitchers in the MLB. His .87 WHIP is 8th among relievers. Greene has 22 saves on the season.

ESPN' Buster Olney was first to break the news on Twitter (@Buster_ESPN).

Detroit Tigers also sent Nicholas Castellanos to the Chicago Cubs for RHP prospects Paul Richan and Alex Lange.

Richan is ranked as the 16th best prospect in the Cubs season according to MLB.com while Lange is ranked as their 23rd best prospect.

Castellanos was about to be in the on-deck circle as the Tigers were playing the Angels but was pulled from the game upon learning of the trade.