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Angels recall Grant Green from Triple-A

Jun 20, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT

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Two weeks ago the Angels demoted Grant Green to Triple-A despite his .359 batting average in 22 games, but now he’s back in the majors.

However, it’s not clear where his playing time will come or how much he’ll receive, because manager Mike Scioscia is already choosing to use 42-year-old Raul Ibanez far too often over rookie C.J. Cron and with Josh Hamilton healthy there’s less need to use Green in the outfield.

Green was the A’s first-round draft pick in 2009 and was traded to the Angels for Alberto Callaspo in the middle of last season. He’s primarily a middle infielder, but shifted to the outfield recently to increase his versatility and has always shown a solid bat in the minors.

  1. SocraticGadfly - Jun 20, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    He’s the new closer to replace Fieri. I mean, could Scioscia do worse?

  2. lynneric - Jun 20, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Glad Green is back. Now, let him and C.J. Cron play. I like Ibanez, but the poor guy can’t hit, at least often enough to really help. I know that goes for a couple of others too but ????What are you going to do ??

  3. norvturnersneck - Jun 20, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Yes! He’s a great player that needs to take over for Ibanez and his pitiful average in the lineup. He was one of the reasons the Angels were winning recently. Now if only Mike can stop putting veterans in stupid batting order positions that they don’t deserve at all because of their current average. I think the Angels will benefit greatly by this call up.

  4. whatacrocker - Jun 20, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Third base?

  5. jimatkins - Jun 20, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Third base makes sense. Ibanez needs to go. Last time I heard he was 50 points UNDER the Mendoza Line. Cron and Green need to be in the lineup more often. Halo batting with RISP is far below pitiful.

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