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Tyler Greene
Tyler Greene 2010.jpg
Atlanta Braves – No. 7
Second baseman/Shortstop
Born: (1983-08-17) August 17, 1983 (age 30)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 2009 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
(through May 27, 2013)
Batting average .235
Home runs 17
Runs batted in 61
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Tyler Greene
Medal record
Baseball
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 Atlanta Braves organization.

Early and personal life[edit]

Greene was born on August 17, 1983, in Jacksonville, Florida. 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]

References[edit]

  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. 

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:11:15 -0700

Mike Fontenot and Ali Solis singled to start the inning, and following a sacrifice, Ray Olmedo was robbed of a two-run single by shortstop Tyler Greene. But Olmedo's grounder brought home the first run as Durham took a 1-0 lead. A passed ball scored ...
 
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:02:03 -0700

He used 84 pitches (56 strikes) to pitch five effective innings, only allowing a solo home run to former major leaguer Tyler Greene. In addition to only allowing three hits, he was finally able to find the strike zone and only walked two batters ...

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:12:35 -0700

The only run for Gwinnett came on Tyler Greene's home run in the fifth inning off Durham starter Nate Karns (1-1). The right-hander allowed three hits and had seven strikeouts to two walks in five innings. Floyd (0-1) worked 3 2/3 innings in his third ...
 
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:44:03 -0700

The Cardinals had deployed an extreme shift for the righthanded-hitting slugger, relocating second baseman Tyler Greene to the shortstop side of the base. First baseman Matt Adams even shifted — but only far enough to chase Uggla's dozen-hop grounder ...
 
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:12:45 -0700

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:56:15 -0700

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WXIA-TV
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:07:30 -0700

Key hits in the third included an RBI single by Phil Gosselin, an RBI double by Edward Salcedo, an RBI single by Hamilton and a two-run double by Tyler Greene. The G-Braves sent 10 men to the plate in the inning and opened up a 9-1 lead. The Tides cut ...
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