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For those of a similar name, see Tyler Green (disambiguation).
Tyler Greene
Tyler Greene 2010.jpg
Greene with the St.Louis Cardinals
Free agent
Second baseman/Shortstop
Born: (1983-08-17) August 17, 1983 (age 32)
Jacksonville, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 2009 for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .224
Home runs 17
Runs batted in 61
Career highlights and awards
Tyler Greene
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place Santo Domingo 2003 Baseball at the 2003 Pan American Games

James Tyler Greene (born August 17, 1983) is an American professional baseball shortstop and second baseman who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, and Chicago White Sox.

Early and personal life[edit]

Greene was born on August 17, 1983, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was drafted by Atlanta Braves in the 2nd round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. He then went on to attended Georgia Tech.

Greene was the 30th overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft by the Cardinals.

Professional career[edit]

St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

Greene made his major league debut on April 30, 2009 against the Washington Nationals in Washington, D.C., when Brendan Ryan was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring.[1]

He hit his first career home run May 8, 2009, against the Cincinnati Reds in the eighth inning off reliever David Weathers.[2] He was recalled on September 23 after the minor league season had ended.[3] He was rated with "Best Infield Arm" in the Cardinals minor league system by Baseball America's Best Tools survey in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.[4]

On September 7, 2010, Greene was recalled by the Cardinals for the stretch run.

On July 25, 2011, members of VivaElBirdos (an SBNation Blog) started the "Free Tyler Greene" Fan Club to emphasize his success at Triple A Memphis and garner support for his promotion back to St. Louis. This movement was ultimately successful, as Tyler Greene was called up on the 29th of that same month.

Houston Astros[edit]

On August 9, 2012, Greene was traded to the Houston Astros for cash consideration and a player to be named later.

On March 26, 2013, Greene was released by the Astros.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Greene signed with the Chicago White Sox on April 4, 2013. He then reported to Triple-A and provided infield depth.[5] On April 14, 2013, Tyler was called up to the White Sox after Ángel Sánchez was placed on the DL.[6] He was designated for assignment on June 3, 2013. On June 6, 2013, Tyler cleared waivers and was sent outright to Charlotte.[7] On August 13, 2013, Greene was released.[8]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Greene signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves on August 17, 2013 and was assigned to Class AAA Gwinnett.[9]

On January 13, 2014, he was invited to spring training.[10]

San Diego Padres[edit]

Greene was acquired by the San Diego Padres on April 22, 2014.

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

Greene signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in January 2015. The deal did not include an invite to major league spring training. He was released on April 4.[11]


  1. ^ "Greene called up, starts for Cards: Former first-round Draft pick takes place of injured Ryan". MLB.com. 2009-04-30. 
  2. ^ Cards can't solve Cueto: Bats notch just five hits off Reds starter; Pineiro takes loss, MLB.com, May 8, 2009
  3. ^ Leach, Matthew Cardinals add four players from Triple-A mlb.com, September 23, 2010 (accessed September 7, 2010)
  4. ^ "Stats: Tyler Greene". Baseball America. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gleeman, Aaron (April 4, 2013). "White Sox sign Tyler Greene". hardballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Merkin, Scott (April 14, 2013). "White Sox call up utility man Greene". whitesox.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ Cotillo, Chris (June 5, 2013). "White Sox outright Tyler Greene to AAA Charlotte". MLB Daily Dish. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tyler Greene - Atlanta Braves - 2014 Player Profile". rotoworld.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ Baer, Bill (August 17, 2013). "Braves sign Tyler Greene to Minor League contract". HardballTalk. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Braves announce Non-Roster Invitees". braves.com. January 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ Polishuk, Mark; Johnson, Brad (April 4, 2015). "Minor Moves: Tomas, Oliver, Brignac, Zito, White, LaHair, Capps". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 

External links[edit]

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Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:07:30 -0700

She'll join All-American shortstop Tyler Greene, two-time Olympian and NCAA track champion Chaunté Lowe, long-time director of broadcasting Wes Durham, first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference tailback Joe Burns, four-time Academic All-America punter ...

Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:36:01 -0700

Tyler Greene never imagined he'd continue the Georgia Tech Baseball tradition of producing great shortstops, never mind be inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame. He admittedly knew little about Georgia Tech tradition growing up in ...

Robert Feder (blog)

Robert Feder (blog)
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 04:08:23 -0700

Ceasing production at the station are “Chewing the Fat,” the food show with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu, “Strange Brews,” the beer show with Andrew Gill and Alison Cuddy, and “General Admission,” the art show with Tyler Greene and Don Hall.


Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:37:14 -0700

Monday, Rutgers extended an offer to Harrisburg (Pa.) class of 2018 wide receiver Shaquon Anderson-Butts, a 6-foot, 170-pounder. Anderson-Butts also holds offers from Penn State and Temple, while he's received attention from Virginia Tech and Pitt, ...

Windy City Times

Windy City Times
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 05:45:00 -0700

Tyler Greene and Ziwu Zhou's love story has had many twists and turns, and it all started on a snowy, cold January night in 2012. Greene, who was house sitting for a friend, decided to check out his OK Cupid account and he happened to see Zhou's profile.

The Sentinel

The Sentinel
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:03:26 -0700

So enthusiastic that his summer practice competitions with best friend and running back Tyler Greene got Oswalt to pull him aside and ask him to tone things down. But Brock loves his talkative side. He believes it's paid off in one of the defining ...


Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:18:32 -0700

"The opportunity for these kids to come here every year and do this and see they're not alone and see there are others facing the same things as them, it's imperative," said Green. The lessons and friendships formed keep camper Tyler Greene coming back ...

The Sentinel

The Sentinel
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:37:50 -0700

Tyler Greene finished with 46 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries while six different receivers hauled in a pass. The Herd pass defense did have some success, too, picking off State College three times. Carlisle travels to Mifflin County next week ...

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