Baseball's No. 2 Prospect Is One Step Away From The Show

Better late than never, the Detroit Tigers are getting ever-closer to the Riley Greene experience. 

Baseball's No. 2 prospect was looking like a shoo-in to break camp with the Tigers this spring, but he suffered a fractured foot at the end of spring training. Now, nearly two months later, he's finally making his Triple-A debut for the season. 

The 21-year-old was cleared for baseball activities two and a half weeks ago, and has now progressed in his rehab to facing real, live Triple-A level pitchers. 

Tigers fans were salivating at the prospect of Greene manning the outfield in Detroit, after the phenom hit .429 in the spring, with a 1.048 OPS. At Toledo last season, he hit .308 with a .954 OPS. 

If he continues that trajectory over the next little bit, he should be up in Detroit sooner than later. The Tigers' outfield has been a disaster all season long.

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