Greiner makes major league debut

Greiner singled in his first Major League appearance at the plate. | John Sleezer – The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY – Grayson Greiner, former Blythewood Bengal standout who went on to be a third round draft pick by the Detroit Tigers organization, received his call up to the majors last week and made his major league debut on Sunday.

Greiner, who was called up as a replacement for injured perennial all-star Miguel Cabrera, singled in his first at bat of his Major League career and finished the day 1-for-4. He also tied the Major League Baseball record for the tallest person to play catcher. Greiner and two others are the only players to play behind the plate at 6’6”.

Prior to the season, The Detroit News ranked Greiner as the Tigers’ 23 best prospect. So far this season he has hit .259 with one home run in 17 games for the Toledo Mudhens.

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