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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
San Diego Padres
Second baseman/Shortstop
Born: (1983-08-17) August 17, 1983 (age 31)
Jacksonville, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 2009 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career 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 Santo Domingo 2003 Baseball at the 2003 Pan American Games

James Tyler Greene (born August 17, 1983) is an American Major league baseball shortstop and second baseman in the San Diego Padres organization.

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.


  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. 

External links[edit]

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132 news items

The Sentinel
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0700

Zion Patterson caught a 55 yard pass and Tyler Greene carried 14 times for 45 yards and three scores. “This year is so different as we have so many weapons,” Burger said. “The biggest difference over four years has been the closeness this year and ...
Belleville News Democrat
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0700

Among the new arms added to the staff are Austin Nunnery (Waterloo), Tyler Schmid (Althoff), Milton Pinkston (Freeburg), Ethan Wild (O'Fallon) and Tyler Greene (Mascoutah), Cameron Clark (New Palastine, Ind.) and Jared Nelson (Slidell, La.).
The Sentinel
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:41:15 -0700

Returning offensive starters (9): Billy Burger, sr., QB; Deonte Ramsey, sr., WR; John Christopher, jr., WR; Mike Wuestner, sr., TE; Tyler Greene, jr., RB; Gary Pariseau, sr., OL; Colton Denlinger, jr., OL; Grant Shughart, jr., OL; DeQuan Lacy-Brown, sr ...
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:41:04 -0700

Burger connected on 21 of 32 pass attempts for 295 yards and running back Tyler Greene etched three scores Friday night at Frederick Field as Carlisle packed away a 43-28 victory over host Mechanicsburg. Burger pitched in two touchdown passes and a ...


Deseret News
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:03:45 -0700

EL PASO, Texas -- Tyler Greene drove in three runs to lead the El Paso Chihuahuas to a 4-1 win over the Salt Lake Bees in the penultimate game for both teams on Sunday night. Greene broke up a scoreless duel in the fourth inning when he led off with an ...
The Sentinel
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:37:30 -0700

The running game got a nice boost from Deshawn Millington's seven carries for 90 yards — run out of the wildcat — and Tyler Greene punched in three scores. But take out those numbers and the ground game averaged just 3.6 yards on 22 carries ...
news9.com KWTV
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:58:01 -0700

Tyler Greene doubled on a pop up toward second base and Rico Noel scored to put El Paso ahead, 1-0. L.J. Hoes drew a lead-off walk for the RedHawks in the bottom of the inning and later scored on a RBI groundout by Jonathan Villar to tie the game, 1-1.

Travel Weekly

Travel Weekly
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:07:23 -0700

“We do need to infuse that throughout the program somehow, some way, but there's just so many fascinating stories to tell about the location's history.” The last name of Tyler Greene, manager of the Coco Palms Hui, was mispelled in an earlier version ...

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