The first position listed for Taylor Green on Baseball-Reference is “Pinch Hitter.” With that in mind, it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that the Brewers sent Green back to Triple-A Nashville after closing out the first half of the season.
In 43 games entering Sunday, Green was hitting just .198/.280/.358 in 93 sporadic plate appearances. With Aramis Ramirez getting over his quad problems, Rickie Weeks turning it around at the plate and Corey Hart taking to first base well, there simply wasn’t any place for Green to play. You have to go back to June 26 to find Green’s last start, when Ron Roenicke tried loading the lineup with left-handers in a loss to Bronson Arroyo and the Reds. Before that, his last start was June 17 in Minnesota — a game in which Ramirez served as DH.
When it comes to OPS, Green’s high water mark for the year is the .786 total he had on June 9. Since then, he’s gone 3-for-28 with three walks and nine strikeouts. In those 17 games, he got just 5 starts. Green will bounce between first, second and third in Nashville, where he started the 2012 season. He was called up to Milwaukee on May 6.
The Brewers haven’t announced a corresponding move, but it will be another bat to replace Green on the bench. Eric Farris, Caleb Gindl and Logan Schafer are active Nashville Sounds already on the 40-man roster. If the focus is going to remain on getting young players consistent playing time, though, the Brewers may elect to bring Edwin Maysonet back once again. For what it’s worth, Jeff Bianchi is hitting .300/.358/.365 in 50 games for the Sounds. If you’re looking for a darkhorse candidate to get a look and you’d rather not see Maysonet again, he may be your guy.