The Milwaukee Brewers were happy to find out that infielder Taylor Green re-signed with the team on a Minor League deal. There is no question the Brewers are fortunate to have Green’s presence in the organization considering the potential he brings to the game.
Green missed the entire 2013 Major League Baseball season after he underwent surgery for his left hip. It was an unfortunate situation, especially since he would have received some decent time in the field due to the numerous injuries this season. The good news for Green is that he is guaranteed an invite to Spring Training, which means he will get another opportunity to show his worth to the team.
If Milwaukee elects to add Green to the 25-man roster, they will have to pay him $501,000. If he is not on the 40-man roster by June 15 then the Brewers are required to contact the other teams around the league in order to find a spot for him on one of their 40-man rosters.
There is no doubt in my mind Green made the right decision to stay with Milwaukee, despite being able to test free agency after the World Series. Even though it seems there might not be room for him on the active roster in 2014 considering all the moves that could be made, I believe Green will have a better chance than people think.
The fact is the Brewers will be looking to bolster their infield depth. Not to mention, Green is capable of playing every position along the diamond, which makes him a true asset. On top of that, third baseman Aramis Ramirez only has only has one year left on his contract. That means there is a good chance Green could win the starting job if he can hang on until 2015, assuming the Brewers do not re-sign Ramirez.
The soon-to-be 27-year-old has posted a .207 batting average, three home runs and 14 RBI in 140 career at-bats.