Free agent infielder Tyler Greene, who was released by the Houston Astros late last month after the team brought aboard veteran shortstop Ronny Cedeno, has signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. Greene will report to the team’s Triple-A affiliate in the coming days where he’ll provide some depth across the infield in the event that the team needs him at the Major League level down the road.
Greene, a former 1st Round pick in the 2005 Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals, has seen time in the Major Leagues over parts of the past four seasons. He’s a career .224/.292/.356 hitter in 689 PA with the Cardinals and Astros. Houston acquired him from St. Louis last August. 2012 was easily his best season to date, as he batted .230/.274/.400 with 15 2B and 11 HR in 330 PA, though most of that power came in the friendly confines of Minute Maid Park.
With under three years of service time to his credit, the White Sox could potentially retain Green’s services for a while to come if he is able to produce for them.