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Former Patriot Justin Greene promoted in White Sox chain

FLORENCE, S.C. – Former Francis Marion University outfielder Justin Greene was promoted from Kannapolis to high Class A Winston-Salem within the Chicago White Sox organization on July 19.

Greene’s first at bat (a walk) with Winston-Salem was in Myrtle Beach against righty Tim Hudson, who was making a rehab start with the Pelicans. Winston-Salem is in the Class A Advanced Carolina League.

With Kannapolis, Greene was batting .303 with seven home runs, 24 runs batted in, a .394 on-base percentage, and 16 stolen bases.

Greene was selected by the White Sox in the 20th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. As a senior at FMU, he led the Patriots in hitting (.384), runs scored (54 in 54 games), sacrifice hits (11), slugging percentage (.581), stolen bases (16), and on-base percentage (.472). He ranked fifth in the Peach Belt Conference in hitting and third in on-base percentage. 

He finished his Patriot career owning the school’s all-time records for runs scored (163), hit-by-pitches (48), and sacrifice hits (38).

Greene is one of five former Patriots currently playing professional baseball.

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Last Published: July 28, 2009 9:54 AM
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