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.