Green agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports. Green does not figure to break camp with the big league club, as he is behind Stephen Drew and Wilmer Difo on the organizational depth chart, among the club's backup middle infield options. He has a career .251/.286/.339 slash line with four home runs in 350 career MLB plate appearances, and most recently washed out of the Giants organization.
Green has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento. Green was designated for assignment by the Giants last Thursday as they activated second baseman Joe Panik from the disabled list. The 28-year-old will head back to Triple-A where he owns a .294/.321/.437 line with six home runs and 33 RBI in 238 at-bats.
Green is out of the lineup Sunday as the Giants take on the Diamondbacks. Green had been putting up solid numbers for the Giants, having gone 9-for-30 across eight games. However, he'll be replaced by Ramiro Pena at second base for Sunday's contest. With Joe Panik (concussion) expected to return shortly after the All-Star break, Green will likely make much fewer appearances in the lineup in the coming weeks.
Green went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Green has been seeing regular playing time at second with Joe Panik (concussion) sidelined and has been taking advantage of it with a .300/.344/.433 slash line in 32 plate appearances. While it is a small sample size, he was slashing .294/.321/.437 with Triple-A Sacramento this season, so the former first-round draft pick may have finally "figured it out" at age 28.
Green made his first start with the Giants after being called up prior to Thursday's game. He went 2-for-5 with a double in the 12-6 win over Oakland. With Joe Panik (concussion) on the disabled list and Ramiro Pena (ankle) going down Wednesday, Green could be in line for some regular playing time at the keystone this week. While he is no longer the prospect he was during his time in Oakland and Los Angeles, he has produced with Triple-A Sacramento this season, batting .294 with six homers and 33 RBI in 250 plate appearances.