ST. LOUIS Calling second base his spot to lose may be a little much at this point, but it appears Cardinals infielder Tyler Greene will get every opportunity to win a starting spot there this spring.
With the return of Rafael Furcal at shortstop, general manager John Mozeliak said the Cardinals plan to give the 28-year-old Greene plenty of chances to win the competition at second base.
"We do want to see Tyler Greene get a strong opportunity there," Mozeliak told reporters at the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up charity event. "We look at his athleticism and what he's capable of doing, and seeing that for a large volume of 150 games would be quite interesting to us. We just want to see if he's capable of doing it.
"I'm not going to write in concrete today what it's going to look like but I do know we want to give Tyler a very good chance of getting a lot of AB's in 2012."
The Cardinals have already seen Greene for 150 games, but it was spread out over the last three seasons. And in t...