Greene gaining comfort level in outfield

Greene gaining comfort level in outfield

Greene gaining comfort level in outfield
JUPITER, Fla. -- A Cardinals player trying to prove his worth is back in action after missing the past three days with an illness.

Dealing with flu-like symptoms since Monday, Tyler Greene was in the starting lineup against Josh Johnson and the Marlins on Thursday, going hitless in three at-bats in the Cardinals' 5-2 loss.

"I'm feeling good," Greene said. "I'm glad to get back to even-keel from the illness. I'm happy to be back out there and getting work in."

Greene played shortstop against the Marlins, but he has seen time throughout the infield and outfield this season. His versatility is one of the main reasons why Greene feels he is an asset to the Cardinals.

"I think it's an advantage to be able to play both the infield and the outfield and to have some speed to offer for this team," Greene said. "I think that would be a big advantage for me in the end."

A natural shortstop, Greene feels most comfortable in the infield -- but the athletic 27-year-old feels better with every inning he plays in the outfield.

"I've felt a lot more comfortable the last few times I've been out there," Greene said. "I think the comfort level settles in the longer I play that position."