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
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.
St. Louis Cardinals
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.
He hit his first career home run May 8, 2009, against the Cincinnati Reds in the eighth inning off reliever David Weathers. He was recalled on September 23 after the minor league season had ended. 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.
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.
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
Greene signed with the Chicago White Sox on April 4, 2013. He then reported to Triple-A and provided infield depth. On April 14, 2013, Tyler was called up to the White Sox after Ángel Sánchez was placed on the DL. He was designated for assignment on June 3, 2013. On June 6, 2013, Tyler cleared waivers and was sent outright to Charlotte. On August 13, 2013, Greene was released.
Greene signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves on August 17, 2013 and was assigned to Class AAA Gwinnett.
On January 13, 2014, he was invited to spring training.
San Diego Padres
Greene was acquired by the San Diego Padres on April 22, 2014.
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.
- ^ "Greene called up, starts for Cards: Former first-round Draft pick takes place of injured Ryan". MLB.com. 2009-04-30.
- ^ Cards can't solve Cueto: Bats notch just five hits off Reds starter; Pineiro takes loss, MLB.com, May 8, 2009
- ^ Leach, Matthew Cardinals add four players from Triple-A mlb.com, September 23, 2010 (accessed September 7, 2010)
- ^ "Stats: Tyler Greene". Baseball America. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- ^ Gleeman, Aaron (April 4, 2013). "White Sox sign Tyler Greene". hardballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- ^ Merkin, Scott (April 14, 2013). "White Sox call up utility man Greene". whitesox.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- ^ Cotillo, Chris (June 5, 2013). "White Sox outright Tyler Greene to AAA Charlotte". MLB Daily Dish. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- ^ "Tyler Greene - Atlanta Braves - 2014 Player Profile". rotoworld.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- ^ Baer, Bill (August 17, 2013). "Braves sign Tyler Greene to Minor League contract". HardballTalk. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- ^ "Braves announce Non-Roster Invitees". braves.com. January 13, 2014.
- ^ Polishuk, Mark; Johnson, Brad (April 4, 2015). "Minor Moves: Tomas, Oliver, Brignac, Zito, White, LaHair, Capps". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- 1965: DiFabio
- 1966: Lee
- 1967: Simmons
- 1968: Hairston
- 1969: Minott
- 1970: Browning
- 1971: Kurpiel
- 1972: Larson
- 1973: Edelen
- 1974: Templeton
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- 2009: Miller
- 2010: Cox, Blair, Jenkins
- 2011: Wong
- 2012: Wacha, Ramsey, Piscotty, Wisdom, Bean
- 2013: Gonzales, Kaminsky
- 2014: Weaver, Flaherty
- 2015: Plummer
Tyler Greene @ LYAO 2011
Tyler Greene's 2011 LYAO stand up (courtesy of roanfilms.com)
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Comedian Tyler Greene Proposes During Show
I proposed to my girlfriend during my set at the Nerdmelt Show at Meltdown Comics.
Tyler Greene - It Is What It Is
Tyler Greene (@atylergreene) likes to talk at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Hollywood, CA, home of the best stand up comedians. Have you subscribed to ...
Tyler Greene Beats Ass
small gathering at holly hills NBA regulation basketball courts, for a tater tot brawl between two shitty rival schools.
Tyler Greene: Hero
Dugout Discussions: Tyler Greene
Matt Mika sits down with Chihuahuas INF Tyler Greene and talks about El Paso, his college days at Georgia Tech and his ability to play multiple positions in the ...
Tyler Greene + Allyson Hagood Wedding
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Rock On feat. Tyler Greene - Wipeout by The Surfari's
Rock On Concert https://twitter.com/#!/yarmouthbands http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yarmouth-Bands/232481456187 This video was shot and edited by Lynn ...
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:52:30 -0700
Your Cardinals starting lineup that day in 2010 included Felipe Lopez at 3B, Colby Rasmus in CF, Skip Schumaker at 2B and Tyler Greene at SS. Adam Wainwright said "the hell with all this, I'm going 9 innings to improve my record to 12-5." He did ...
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:15:04 -0800
The Phillies signed infielder Tyler Greene to a minor league contract, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Thursday. The deal does not include an invitation to big-league camp. Greene, 31, adds depth at shortstop in the Phillies' farm system. A career ...
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:53:47 -0700
He now sits in the Springfield record books alongside Travis Hanson (2005), Tyler Greene (2008), Tony Cruz (2010) and Audry Perez (2012) for the longest hitting streak. O'Neill sits. Springfield left fielder Mike O'Neill sat out Tuesday night's game, a ...
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 20:22:30 -0700
Travis Hanson (2005), Tyler Greene (2008), Tony Cruz (2010) and Audry Perez (2012) share the team mark with 18-game streaks. Ohlman sat out the second game of the doubleheader, with Jose Gonzalez taking over the catching duties. New view on things.
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:11:15 -0700
Thursday's game. Northwest Arkansas vs. Springfield, 7:10 p.m. at Hammons Field. Pitching probables. Northwest Arkansas RHP Miguel Almonte (4-3, 4.08 ERA) vs. Springfield RHP Arturo Reyes (4-2, 1.90 ERA). Promotion. The first installment of the fan ...
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 07:31:27 -0700
Our house manager is Don Hall, assistance house manager is Tyler Greene. Our intern is Jesse "Love Me" Batender (ph). Our web guru is Beth Novey. Special thanks to John Zajac and Les Stolarchuk, Chase Bank. Special thanks this week to Gary Yek.
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Suburban Life Publications
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0700
Setter Andrew Hurlburt (22 assists), Tyler Greene (six kills) and Ben Cartwright (six digs) were other leaders June 2. The Rams matched the second-best win total in program history. “This is personally one of the best seasons I've ever had, and one of ...
The Good Phight
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:56:27 -0700
That he's playing well in High-A less than a year after being drafted in the 11th Round makes me feel a lot better than rooting for Tyler Greene did a few years back. Carlos Tocci .321/.386/.417, 12.1% K, 7.2% BB, .096 ISO, .366 BABiP, .803 OPS, .384 ...
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