September 10 – Happy Birthday Nick Green

Robbie Cano has been a remarkably durable player since taking over as the New York Yankees’ starting second baseman during the 2005 season. His one serious injury occurred in his sophomore season when he developed a tear in his hamstring in June of that season and was forced onto the DL. The Yankees had Miguel Cairo to replace Cano as starter and also called up today’s Pinstripe Birthday Celebrant from their Columbus Clippers triple A team to back up Cano.

Green got his first start in pinstripes against the Mets in early July and after walking in his first official plate appearance as a Yankee to open the third inning of that contest, he came up again later in the same inning and hit a two run home run in his first official at bat for his new team. He would end up finishing the regular season with New York, hitting .240 in 46 games, which included 19 appearances at second base, 17 at third and ten more spelling Derek Jeter at shortstop. Joe Torre did not put him on the Yankees postseason roster and though he wanted to remain a Yankee, he would not accept a return assignment to Columbus and Yankee GM Brian Cashman let him walk. He resurfaced in Boston three seasons later, where he became the Red Sox’ staring shortstop that year. But he hit just .236 in that role and was again released. Green is still trying to get steady work in the big leagues. He now plays in the Marlins’ organization.

He shares his September 10th birthday with an outfielder and a pitcher who both enjoyed much more noteworthy big league careers than Green did.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2006 NYY 46 82 75 8 18 5 0 2 4 1 5 29 .240 .296 .387 .683
8 Yrs 418 1220 1078 147 254 58 5 17 103 6 80 286 .236 .303 .346 .649
TBD (2 yrs) 128 420 357 57 79 15 2 5 29 3 39 97 .221 .315 .317 .631
MIA (2 yrs) 25 89 78 5 17 5 0 1 7 0 3 20 .218 .276 .321 .596
LAD (1 yr) 5 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .125 .222 .125 .347
SEA (1 yr) 6 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
NYY (1 yr) 46 82 75 8 18 5 0 2 4 1 5 29 .240 .296 .387 .683
ATL (1 yr) 95 290 264 40 72 15 3 3 26 1 12 63 .273 .312 .386 .698
TOR (1 yr) 9 14 13 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 .154 .214 .154 .368
BOS (1 yr) 104 309 276 35 65 18 0 6 35 1 20 69 .236 .303 .366 .669
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/18/2013.

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