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Around The Horn: Greene Expected to Start in 2004

Around The Horn: Greene Expected to Start in 2004

Jan. 13, 2004

A position where all indicators pointed to a seasoned veteran will most likely field an unheralded rookie.

That would be shortstop and for most of last season, the No. 1 or No. 2 offseason concern for Kevin Towers was to find a Major League shortstop, someone who would be there every day and hopefully a guy with some pop.

But as the hot stove is heating up to Spring Training, the Padres do not have a recent free agent signing to be their man up the middle. Instead, they’re fully prepared to hand that job to Khalil Greene.

“We’re going to give Khalil Greene every opportunity to win that job in Spring Training,” the Padres general manager said.

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