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Astros cut Tyler Greene, will start Ronny Cedeno at short

Mar 24, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

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According to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chroniclethe Astros have informed shortstop Tyler Greene that he will not make the 25-man roster. He is out of options, so they’re looking to trade him. If they can’t pull that off, he will probably be released.

Ronny Cedeno, who was signed to a deal Saturday after getting cut from Cardinals camp, is expected to start at shortstop this season in Houston, with Marwin Gonzalez serving as his backup.

Greene batted .323/.422/.579 with 14 home runs and 19 stolen bases over 66 games in 2011 at the Triple-A level and has shown flashes of great potential at other rungs of the minor leagues. But the 29-year-old former first-round pick hasn’t done anything in the bigs.

  1. polonelmeagrejr - Mar 24, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    seems like they’re leaping into the unknown.

  2. spudchukar - Mar 24, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    I could see the Cards picking him up. Mostly, because he has good numbers vs left-handed pitching, isn’;t awful as a second-baseman, can pinch run, and has some pop. Rather not see him in a
    Redbird uniform, but the move wouldn’t surprise me.

    • okwhitefalcon - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      I don’t think that’ll evev happen spud, he had his chances in STL and that door is closed.

      Think about it, he couldn’t make THE ASTROS and was beat out by a Cardinal released Ronny Cedeno and someone named Marwin Gonzalez….

      • spudchukar - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM

        I agree actually, just pointing out that the skills he does have could be tempting, just hope the Cards wait for Wong. Of all our AAA talent, Wong actually fits the roster better, cause there is a need for a right-hand hitting infielder, and I do not see Wiggington succeeding.

      • okwhitefalcon - Mar 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM

        Unfortunately Wong bats lefthanded and The WigMaster isn’t going anywhere with that 2 year, $5 million contract – not this year at least.

        Eating his contract would take the total $ value of players who wouldn’t be contibuting to the 2013 roster to around $20 million (including Carp/Furcal) or nearly 17% of the Cards entire payroll.

  3. Old Gator - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    The Feesh have a .175 hitting young shortstop who might benefit from another season at AAA. I could see Greene as a bit of an improvement over Wilson Valdez and…uh…and…

    Okay, this has got to stop. Why am I even taken these comparisons seriously?

  4. shwoogy1 - Mar 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Boy this dude must be pretty aweful if he is being replaced with Ronnie “iamtheposterboyformediocraty” Cedeno!

    • dwrek5 - Mar 24, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      Mediocre is selling Cedeno awful high. Point remains though.

  5. turdfurgerson68 - Mar 24, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Yes, well said..Rose was the ultimate stat compiler, no question.

    • turdfurgerson68 - Mar 24, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      so sorry, wrong post :)

  6. dwrek5 - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Wow, Lunhow’s boy! If he loses hope, Im note sure there is any hope left.

  7. edelmanfanclub - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Greene tried out for short, outfield and third. He lost out to Ronny Cedeno, Pedro Cerano, and Roger Dorn. Rotation spot may be open if they don’t realize Vaughn needs freakin’ glasses!

  8. kjericho43 - Mar 24, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    I don’t care how much the Astros suck this year; bringing back those hats was aces.

  9. stex52 - Mar 24, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    With you on the hats. But that SS position looks horrendous in 2013.

  10. jeffa43 - Mar 24, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Its all about understanding the situation… Have fun watching the young kids develop, and enjoy the awesome uniforms.

    2015… We will look good and be very competitive.

    Go Stros!

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