Reds’ first-round pick Greene reaches out to outfielder Schebler

Hunter Greene, seen here chatting with Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig a couple months ago, signed with the Reds Friday and Tweeted Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler Sunday night.

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Hunter Greene, seen here chatting with Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig a couple months ago, signed with the Reds Friday and Tweeted Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler Sunday night.

Hunter Greene finally became a Red Friday afternoon, when he signed a contract Friday afternoon that just beat a 5 p.m. deadline, and the young pitcher/shortstop hasn’t taken long to engage with Major Leaguers.

Greene, who received a record signing bonus of $7.23 million before taxes, is likely to play first with the Arizona Rookie League Reds, yet last night he reached out via Twitter to Cincinnati right fielder Scott Schebler to congratulate him for the amazing catch he made over the fence June 28 against the Brewers.

Schebler's catch was all over the place after it happened, yet he's a humble enough guy even with career highs in home runs (22) and RBI (44) that he responded to Greene @scheb08:

Entering the All-Star break, the Reds have three hitters with 20 or more home runs in Joey Votto (26), Schebler and Adam Duvall (20) and Greene might like to one day join such a group.

He’s indicated that he’d like to keep playing both shortstop and pitcher and that the Reds have been open to conversations about that duality.

Do you think he keeps burning both ends of the baseball candle, or that he’ll wind up exclusively a pitcher? Or will he become a position player only?

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