Zach Green earned his first taste of MLB action earlier this season when veteran third baseman Evan Longoria was on the 10-day injured list.
The 25-year-old was signed during the offseason as a minor league free agent after spending the first seven years of his career in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.
While he went just 2-for-14 with a double and six strikeouts in his eight-game cup of coffee at the end of July, he’s shown some real potential this year at Triple-A.
In 72 games, he’s hitting .282/.380/.659 with 18 doubles, 25 home runs and 64 RBI over 297 plate appearances.
With Pablo Sandoval out for the remainder of the season, Green should get an extended look in September and he can give Longoria a day off when he needs it. Green can also play first base, which means he can give Brandon Belt a rest as well.
Green could also see a bit of platoon role when a left-handed pitcher is on the mound.