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Padres acquire minor league INF Tyler Greene from the Braves for PTBNL


Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres have acquired minor league infielder Tyler Greene from the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later.

Greene will report immediately to Triple-A El Paso, as his addition is for organizational depth due to the loss of minor league shortstop Ryan Jackson. Jackson is out indefinitely with a wrist sprain.

Greene, 30, is a shortstop like Jackson and is capable of playing multiple infield positions and will likely be the first player called up to the big leagues should an injury occur at some point this season in the infield.  

Greene was drafted with the 30th overall pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in the First Round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of Georgia Tech.

Greene made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 2009 and spent time going back and forth between the big leagues and the minors with the Cardinals until he was traded to the Houston Astros in 2012. Greene was released by the Astros at the end of the season and signed with the Chicago White Sox. After another season spending time going back and forth between the big leagues and the minors, Green signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves in the following off-season.

In his five seasons in the big leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox, Tyler Greene is a career .244 hitter with seventeen homeruns, sixty-one runs batted in, twenty-eight stolen bases in 288 games. As shown by the stats Greene in his career is more of a defensive specialist than an offensive threat.