It was announced by the Atlanta Braves’ double-A affiliate Greenville Braves that the organization has signed infielder Tyler Greene. Greene was released recently by the Chicago White Sox and now has been signed to a minor league deal by the Braves. Greene isn’t the greatest second baseman of the last ten years but he is still all the Braves really need at second. Believe it or not they do not need anything but another body to play the infield.
Dan Uggla is on the disabled list after having Lasik eye surgery. That is still technically surgery on your eye but it is basically perfected now and there is little risk involved. Uggla will be back within a couple of weeks and will be able to see much better than he has in years. Really there is no long comeback for him. It will be a simple waiting period and he’ll jump right back in and probably swing the bat more effectively. Frank Wren is rumored to still be paying attention to the waiver wire just in case another deal could be done.
I believe he would only do that if the right guy came along because adding Greene is really all they needed. They have a huge lead in the division, a magic number under 30 and Uggla is coming back soon. There is no desperate need for a second baseman other than just the need to have someone else, preferably with some major league experience, to fill the bench need for another infielder. This is a good signing and it serves all the Braves needs. I’m not saying Wren will not do anything else or should not. I only am saying that he doesn’t have to make a big sweeping move with his man coming right back in a couple of weeks.