Greene with the St.Louis Cardinals
|Second baseman / Shortstop|
August 17, 1983 |
Raleigh, North Carolina
|April 30, 2009, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|June 2, 2013, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||61|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Representing the United States|
|Pan American Games|
|2003 Santo Domingo||Team competition|
James Tyler Greene (born August 17, 1983) is an American former professional baseball shortstop and second baseman. 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 attend Georgia Tech.
Greene was the 30th overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft by the Cardinals.
St. Louis Cardinals
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 lightly used exercise equipment.
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.
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.
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