The Braves have signed infielder Tyler Greene to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Gwinnett, the team announced on Twitter. The contract will serve as a nice birthday gift for Greene, who is 30 years old today. He was released by the White Sox earlier in the week.
Greene, who is represented by Scott Boras, spent 22 games with the Sox earlier this season, batting .222/.263/.352 with one homer. He hit a combined 11 long balls between the Cardinals and Astros in 116 games last season, but did so with just a .230/.274/.400 batting line.
The Braves are known to be looking for more offense at second base with Dan Uggla on the shelf and Tyler Pastornicky out for the season with a torn ACL, so the addition of Greene could present them with one alternative. This doesn't, of course, mean that general manager Frank Wren won't continue to look for options on waivers.