Blue Jays Sign Nick Green

The Blue Jays signed Nick Green to a major league contract and optioned Mike McCoy to Triple A, according to the team. Green, 31, became a free agent this month after opting out of his deal with the Dodgers.

Green appeared in five big league games this year before the Dodgers designated him for assignment. He picked up one hit in eight at bats and reached base a second time when Dontrelle Willis plunked him. The utilityman spent most of the season at Triple A Albuquerque, where he batted .204/.235/.398 and played shortstop, second, third and (for one game) center field. 

Not only can Green play around the infield and outfield, he pitched for the Red Sox last year. The White Sox couldn't get a hit or run off of Green, who threw an 88 mph fastball, in two innings. Green has also played for the Braves, Devil Rays, Yankees and Mariners in his six-year MLB career.


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26 Comments on "Blue Jays Sign Nick Green"


schleg
5 years 2 months ago

Great, another light hitting left hander.

Guest
5 years 2 months ago

umm….why..

eyebleaf
5 years 2 months ago

Playoffs!!!1

Roll Fizzlebeef
5 years 2 months ago

Agreed. PLAYOFFS!!!!1

gs01
5 years 2 months ago

This move by AA will push the Jays to the playoffs, never understand why they always sign these scrubs.

5 years 2 months ago

And now we know why Dopriak was bumped from the 40 man roster.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

Good luck with that.

baseballz
5 years 2 months ago

I’d rather we freed up the spot for Green by designating someone who isn’t useful like Overbay and then have us call up Dopirak to take over at first for the remainder of the season. It’s not like Dopirak would have been a huge downgrade, but rather potentially a huge upgrade and trade chip. Oh well, this is the second guy this year, who was better then Overbay whom we have had to get rid of just so we can keep Lyle.

rockiesfan_303
5 years 2 months ago

Maybe would have been better to give Adam Everett a look>

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

^This.

Guest
5 years 2 months ago

ya Overbay’s been just brutal lately, hitting just .301/.370/.494 in the past month, what a scrub

Guest
5 years 2 months ago

and don’t even get me started on overbay’s ability to prevent 8 Edwin Encarnacion errors per game.

jwsox
5 years 2 months ago

its not like he is going to start, his D is pretty good and he wasent that bad for the bosox down the stretch last season, he is a bench guy i hate when people freak out about a bench guy

johnsilver
5 years 2 months ago

decent 5-6 player utility guy, sure not the worst in the game. Not going to hurt you with his glove, or bat playing once a week or so at SS, 2B, or corner OF.

LTDm206
5 years 2 months ago

Precursor to Frasor/Downs trade j/k

Guest
5 years 2 months ago

ahh i get it, this is to solve the Jays’ closer situation.

5 years 2 months ago

Exactly! Nick Green pitched 2 shut out innings for the Red Sox last year. As eyebleaf said, Playoffs!!!!1

5 years 2 months ago

Exactly! Nick Green pitched 2 shut out innings for the Red Sox last year. As eyebleaf said, Playoffs!!!!1

iains
5 years 2 months ago

Yeah, I’m not really getting the point of this move. I see a defensive player who can play just about anywhere, slightly more versatile than McCoy. I can also see this leading to bumping Wise off the roster and adding someone else as there is still an empty spot on the 40 man. Magnussen perhaps?

5 years 2 months ago

Cito doesn’t pinch hit. But he loves defensive replacements. He already hurt Reed and Ruiz’s stroke by rotting them on the bench. Now our bench consists of solid, defensive players that will only help our starting staff. Playoffs!!!!1

5 years 2 months ago

It just gives Cito someone new to sit at the end of the bench…

D_Clayts
5 years 2 months ago

I’m gonna miss seeing McCoy’s sneer.. But it’s Not a horrible move, adding a versatile, solid defensive player for a bit off extra depth..

5 years 2 months ago

I think it was just a move to have someone who can play many positions should the jays move a player for prospects at the deadline.

AA has also mentioned surrounding the young team around vet players who are good defensively. Johnny Mac, John Buck and now Nick Green.

Just a thought.

5 years 2 months ago

John Buck isn’t great defensively. He calls great games though. You forgot about Dewayne Wise though, and Jose Molina as backup catcher.

5 years 2 months ago

OKAY!!!! HOW ABOUT YOU ALL STOP YOUR CRYING AND GIVE NICK GREEN A CHANCE… AS WHAT I HAVE SEEN OF HIM HE IS A GREAT PERSON PLUS A GREAT PLAYER… I DONT SEE ANY OF YOU OUT THERE PLAYING BALL…

5 years 2 months ago

OKAY!!!! HOW ABOUT YOU ALL STOP YOUR CRYING AND GIVE NICK GREEN A CHANCE… AS WHAT I HAVE SEEN OF HIM HE IS A GREAT PERSON PLUS A GREAT PLAYER… I DONT SEE ANY OF YOU OUT THERE PLAYING BALL…