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Khalil Greene | Shortstop

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 10/21/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 186
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (13) / SD

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Rangers released INF Khalil Greene.
This announcement comes after the club announced that Greene, who continues to battle his anxiety condition, would not report to spring training on Monday. The Rangers had inked Greene to a one-year deal in January. Even though Greene was released, the club hasn't closed the door on his possible return. Thu, Feb 25, 2010 03:24:00 PM

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The Rangers have voided Khalil Greene's contract, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.

It's a difficult situation, but you really can't blame the Rangers. Greene is still dealing with an anxiety condition and he isn't expected to return to a baseball field anytime soon. The Rangers will likely look to either Joaquin Arias or Esteban German as their primary backup infielder.
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 01:05:00 PM

The Rangers could move to void Khalil Greene's contract, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.

The Rangers are currently leaving the door open for Greene's return from his anxiety condition, but they plan to move forward without him. In the interim, the club plans to give Joaquin Arias a look in a utility role while they have also reached out to free agent infielder Felipe Lopez, according to Grant. It's still a wonder why the Rangers gave Greene a guaranteed contract in the first place.
Mon, Feb 22, 2010 11:48:00 AM

General manager Jon Daniels said there is no timetable for Khalil Greene's return, reports Anthony Andro of Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"We have agreed to leave the door open for a continued relationship," said Daniels. "We have not put a timetable on a possible return." Greene will not be joining the team or reporting to spring training as he continues to battle his anxiety condition. He was expected to open the season as the team's primary backup infielder.
Mon, Feb 22, 2010 09:49:00 AM

According to's Ken Rosenthal, Khalil Greene won't report to the Rangers on Tuesday as scheduled due to continuing anxiety issues.

Greene was on the DL twice last year because of anxiety. His absence could cause the Rangers to acquire another infielder at some point, though they do have Esteban German and Joaquin Arias still in reserve.
Mon, Feb 22, 2010 02:08:00 AM

Rangers signed shortstop Khalil Greene to a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Greene, 30, managed to find a major league contract, but he won't get a chance to start in Texas. He's expected to function as the club's primary backup infielder, essentially replacing Omar Vizquel. Greene batted just .200/.272/.347 with six home runs and 24 RBI in 170 at-bats with the Cardinals last season as he struggled through an anxiety condition.
Thu, Jan 21, 2010 01:28:00 PM

Khalil Greene has passed his physical with the Rangers, reports the Dallas News' Evan Grant.

Greene has agreed to a one-year, $750,000 contract that will be announced later in the week to be the Rangers' backup infielder. He still has a chance to contribute as a starter, but wasn't going to get a starting gig handed to him after a lost 2009 season due to ineffectiveness and anxiety. Texas is a great landing spot and should be kind to his power potential, but there's a question as to how many at-bats will be available to him.
Source: Dallas News
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 09:42:00 PM reports that the Rangers have signed Khalil Greene to a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Greene sure has fallen a long way. Not only did he settle for a minimal deal, but he couldn't even find a team willing to give him a real chance of winning a starting job. The Rangers' infielders figure to get very few days off when healthy, so Greene really should have kept looking and hoping that something better opened up.
Sat, Jan 9, 2010 11:24:00 PM

The Padres are unlikely to bring back shortstop Khalil Greene, reports Corey Brock of

Not a huge surprise. Greene is still held in high regard among many Padres fans, but a reunion is unlikely. According to Brock, the club will likely wait for a player who is out of options during Spring Training.
Fri, Jan 8, 2010 10:35:00 PM

According to's Buster Olney, Khalil Greene's agent is still seeking a major league contract for his client.

Greene is working out this winter at Vanderbilt University with his former college coach Tim Corbin. "I hope someone gives him a shot," said Corbin. "... He is working very diligently on his defense and his offense in our cages, three to four hours a day." He may be working hard, but it'd be shocking if the 30-year-old scored anything more than a minor league contract.
Wed, Jan 6, 2010 09:37:00 AM

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa informed Khalil Greene Sunday that he will not be a part of the postseason roster.

Greene battled anxiety issues all season and finished the year with a disappointing .200/.272/.347 batting line, six home runs and 24 RBI in 170 at-bats. He's a free agent this winter and almost certainly won't be returning to St. Louis. La Russa left him with these parting words: "We’re all pleased he’s gotten to the point where he feels good mentally and physically."
Mon, Oct 5, 2009 10:56:00 AM

Cardinals activated infielder Khalil Greene from the disabled list.

Greene hit .325 with four home runs and eight RBI during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis. The Cardinals will hope he can continue the hot hitting in the bigs and should be able to find him playing time at shortstop (and some third base) while Brendan Ryan (ankle) is sidelined.
Sat, Aug 1, 2009 07:08:00 PM

The Cardinals could activate Khalil Greene (anxiety) as early as Friday afternoon, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Perfect timing. Greene is is 12-for-30 with four home runs and eight RBI in his last eight games at Triple-A Memphis, and the Cardinals need depth in the middle infield with Brendan Ryan battling an ankle bruise.
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 09:22:00 AM

Khalil Greene (anxiety) is close to an activation from the disabled list.

"He's getting his work in," general manager John Mozeliak said. "He's feeling good and we're going to revisit it this weekend. There's a chance that we'll contemplate activating him shortly." Greene homered for the second straight game on Tuesday in a rehab start with Triple-A Memphis.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 09:54:00 PM

Khalil Greene homered for a second straight game Tuesday in another rehab start with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds.

Greene, who is on the disabled list for a second time with anxiety disorder, will be re-evaluated Friday by Cardinals brass. "Given that he's doing well physically and mentally while performing well, it gives us an opportunity to reconsider his situation and consider having him back in the big leagues," GM John Mozeliak said. Remember Greene is now playing third base.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 09:05:00 AM

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