July 22, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Tyler Greene (27) fields a ground ball in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
The St. Louis Cardinals completed a trade on Thursday afternoon, sending INF Tyler Greene to the Houston Astros.
Cardinals trade Tyler Greene to Luhnow's Astros.— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) August 9, 2012
Greene, 28, had appeared in 77 games for the Cardinals in the 2012 season. He struggled at the plate, as he nearly hit a career-low on-base percentage to go with his .218/.272/.358 slash. The Astros are likely to give Greene more playing time than he received with the Cardinals.
It is unclear who the Cardinals have received in exchange (the deal is currently for cash and a player to be named later), but given that Greene passed through waivers despite his inexpensive contract, it is unlikely the Cardinals will receive much in the way of prospects.
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