Braves sign INF Tyler Greene to minor league deal

The Braves, seeking depth at second base, have signed infielder

Tyler Greene to a minor league contract.

Greene, who was released by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday,

was assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is on the 15-day disabled list

while recovering from corrective eye surgery. His replacement,

Tyler Pastornicky, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left

knee on Wednesday and will have season-ending surgery.

Paul Janish made his first start at second base since 2011 on

Friday night and is starting against Washington again on Saturday


Uggla said Saturday his eye surgery went well and his vision was

tested at 20-15.

Greene, whose 30th birthday is Saturday, is a career .224 hitter

with St. Louis, Houston and the White Sox.