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  • Grayson Greiner: Retires from baseball

    Greiner announced his retirement from professional baseball Monday.

    Greiner, 30, had been at Triple-A Albuquerque in the Rockies organization, where he had put up just a .555 OPS with a 40.5 percent strikeout rate. He had a .583 OPS with nine home runs over parts of five major-league seasons.

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  • Rockies' Grayson Greiner: Joins Colorado on minors deal

    Greiner signed a minor-league contract Tuesday with the Rockies, Danielle Allentuck of the Denver Gazette reports.

    Greiner was released from his minor-league deal with the Twins last week and has found a new organization ahead of Opening Day. He'll begin the year at Triple-A Albuquerque as depth at catcher for Colorado.

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  • Twins' Grayson Greiner: Reassigned to minors camp

    Greiner was reassigned Thursday to the minor-league side of Twins camp, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Christian Vazquez will open the 2023 season as the Twins' primary catcher, with Ryan Jeffers backing him up. Greiner figures to be stationed at Triple-A St. Paul as organizational depth.

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  • Twins' Grayson Greiner: Lands in Minnesota

    Greiner signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Friday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Greiner spent the 2022 at the Triple-A level with the Diamondbacks, though he also appeared in two big-league games. He had a .232/.318/.391 slash line in 45 games at Triple-A and should provide organizational depth for Minnesota.

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  • Diamondbacks' Grayson Greiner: Returned to Reno

    Greiner was returned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

    Greiner was up for a short while when Jose Herrera was on the COVID-19 injury list. The former appeared in two games, going 1-for-6 with two walks.

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  • Diamondbacks' Grayson Greiner: Contract selected by Arizona

    Greiner's contract was selected by the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

    Greiner joined the Diamondbacks on a minor-league deal in mid-March, and he slashed .351/.429/.514 with a home run, five RBI and four runs over 10 games at Triple-A Reno. He'll provide depth behind the dish for the major-league club after Jose Herrera (undisclosed) was placed on the injured list.

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  • Diamondbacks' Grayson Greiner: Lands with Arizona

    Greiner agreed Tuesday with the Diamondbacks on a minor-league contract.

    Greiner will get the chance to battle for a spot on the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster, though if Arizona chooses to keep only two catchers and Carson Kelly and Daulton Varsho are both healthy heading into the season, he won't have good odds of breaking camp with the club. The 29-year-old appeared in 31 games at the big-league level with Detroit in 2021, slashing .236/.321/.333 with a home run and seven RBI over 82 plate appearances.

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  • Grayson Greiner: Heads to open market

    Greiner cleared waivers and elected free agency Monday.

    Greiner has looked more like organizational depth than a legitimate backup catcher throughout his four seasons in the majors, hitting .201/.274/.309 in 477 trips to the plate. His 84 wRC+ in 2021 for the Tigers was a career high but was aided by an unsustainable .400 BABIP and came in a small sample of just 82 plate appearances. He'll likely be stuck searching for a minor-league deal on the open market.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Sent down Thursday

    Greiner was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

    Greiner was expected to see more playing time while Eric Haase (abdomen) was on the injured list, but he was in the lineup for just one of the last four games. He'll now head to the minors since Haase is expected to be activated Friday.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Sitting again for Garneau

    Greiner is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Greiner was expected to inherit the No. 1 catcher job when Eric Haase (abdomen) went on the 10-day injured list Thursday, but he'll wind up sitting Sunday for the third time in four games. Dustin Garneau -- whom the Tigers acquired from the Rockies on Wednesday -- will pick up another start behind the dish and looks to be manager A.J. Hinch's preferred option at catcher for the time being.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Retreats to bench

    Greiner isn't starting Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Greiner went 1-for-2 with a strikeout Friday and will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games. Dustin Garneau will start at catcher and bat seventh.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Resting Thursday

    Greiner is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.

    After catching each of the Tigers' last three games while going 2-for-9 with a double, a walk and two runs, Greiner will get a breather in the series finale. With Detroit moving Eric Haase (abdomen) to the 10-day injured list Thursday, Greiner should have an extended runaway as Detroit's No. 1 catcher. However, the newly acquired Dustin Garneau will get the nod behind the dish Thursday.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Starting Sunday

    Greiner is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against Cleveland.

    With Eric Haase getting a well-deserved day off after 11 straight starts, Greiner will enter the lineup for the Sunday matinee. The 28-year-old was removed from Thursday's contest but was only suffering from cramps, so he'll continue serving in the backup catcher role for the Tigers.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Exits Thursday's game

    Greiner was removed from Thursday's game against the Orioles with an apparent right hamstring injury, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Greiner appeared to be grabbing at his right hamstring while catching in the bottom of the fifth inning, but he was initially able to remain in the game after he was visited by trainers. However, he was replaced by a pinch hitter in the top of the sixth inning after going 0-for-2 with a strikeout to begin the game. The exact nature and severity of the issue hasn't yet been revealed.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Avoids serious injury

    Greiner was removed from Thursday's game with cramps and did not suffer an injury, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    It was suspected that Greiner had suffered a hamstring injury, but instead he was lifted only as a precaution. He should be available to return to his normal backup duties behind the dish for the team's weekend series against Cleveland.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Reaches base four times

    Greiner went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, two runs and two RBI in Wednesday's 17-14 win over the Twins.

    With Eric Haase serving as the designated hitter in the series finale while Miguel Cabrera rested, Greiner cracked the lineup Wednesday and joined the Detroit hit parade. Even after reaching base four times on the day, Greiner's on-base average sits at an underwhelming .275 on the campaign.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Returns to big-league club

    Greiner was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

    Greiner was activated from the injured list and optioned to Toledo on Friday, but it didn't take long for him to return to the majors. The 28-year-old and Eric Haase should split opportunities behind the plate with Jake Rogers (arm) on the injured list.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Activated and optioned

    Greiner (hamstring) was activated off the 10-day injured list an optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

    Greiner had already been with Toledo on a rehab assignment, going 6-for-14 at the plate over five games, and will now remain with the team as a regular member of the squad. He played 14 games at the big-league level prior to suffering his hamstring injury but hit just .237/.256/.342, so it's hardly a surprise to see him remain in the minors, especially with Eric Haase swinging a hot bat and posting an .850 OPS on the season.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Expected to resume rehab Sunday

    Greiner (hamstring) is expected to resume his rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Greiner was placed on the injured list May 12 with a strained left hamstring. He began a rehab assignment May 25, but needed to pause playing in games May 30 because of discomfort. He's tentatively scheduled to resume playing at Toledo on Sunday, which should mark an important step in returning to Detroit at some point later in June.

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  • Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Rehab assignment paused

    Greiner (hamstring) had his rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo paused due to some discomfort, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    The 28-year-old began the rehab stint Wednesday but has been taking it easy the past couple days after the discomfort surfaced. Manager A.J. Hinch said he "wouldn't officially call it a setback," but it will certainly push back Greiner's return timeline. The backstop seemed close to being activated from the injured list but will need a bit more time on the shelf.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 239 lbs
Birthplace: Columbia, SC
Age: 31
School: South Carolina
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R