Batting .321 with 1 home run will not get you a longer stay, it seems. Nick Green, who was pied in the face after helping the Marlins get a win in 15 innings the other night, will reportedly be sent back to AAA New Orleans once SS Adeiny Hechavarria returns.
Green is just a victim of injury and roster needs. Sure, the Marlins could use another utility IF that can apparently hit a bit, but they already have Chris Valaika, who is a bit younger and, pun not intended, greener. But you got to reward the guys who you came in the door with and Mike Redmond is trying to build a team for the future – Nick Green, apparently, has missed that boat.
You feel bad for the guy and you’d like to see him stick, but the fact of the matter is the Marlins already have enough middle infielders with solid gloves and who can make contact. Hechavarria adds a slick glove and his bat was coming along before the injury. It will remain to be seen if he can continue to improve his approach at the plate.