Thursday, August 9, 2012

Astros acquire Tyler Greene from Cardinals

The Astros acquired Tyler Greene from the Cardinals this morning for a PTBNL and/or cash. In response, the Astros DFA'ed Brian Bixler off of the 40-man roster, and there has not been a corresponding 25-man roster move as of yet.

The 28-year old - he'll be 29 next week - Greene is a utility man, primarily playing 2B, SS, and 3B, and was the Cardinals' 1st Round pick (30th overall) in the 2005 draft.

In 227 major-league games, Greene has hit .218/.295/.329, with 25 steals (and two caught stealin's). In 77 games (197 PAs), Greene has hit .218/.272/.358 with 56K:13BB.

He won't be arbitration-eligible until 2014, and won't be a free-agent (represented by Scott Boras) until 2017.

In four seasons at Triple-A (1204 PAs), Greene has hit .291/.373/.477, with 38 homers and 68 steals. Last season for Triple-A Memphis, Greene hit .323/.422/.579 with 14 homers, 75K:37BB.