Reds give green light to Greene; he’s heading to Billings today

Hunter Greene talks with Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig  during batting practice before a game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium on April 28.
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Hunter Greene talks with Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig during batting practice before a game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium on April 28.

The beginning of Hunter Greene’s professional baseball career is imminent, as he is expected to report to the Class A Billings Mustangs today and make his pitching debut soon.

The Reds drafted Greene No. 2 overall, and the native of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., is highly regarded as both a pitcher and a shortstop. He has expressed interest in continuing to play both positions, but he's likely to pitch only at least for the time being. While it is not known when Greene will take the field, the Billings (Mont.) Gazette first reported that he will join the team in the advanced rookie Pioneer League.

He responded shortly after that story @HunterGreene17:

Greene signed with the Reds on July 7, taking a signing bonus of $7.23 million.

While the team has not spelled out all of its plans for the first-rounder, it is conceivable that he would see action this season with the Dayton Dragons.

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