Former Evans High School star Todd Greene is looking for a new team.
Greene ended a two-year run with the Texas Rangers this past season, and the club elected to not re-sign the slugger, despite his back-to-back double-digit home-run campaigns.
Apparently, several major-league teams are showing extreme interest in Greene, most notably the Boston Red Sox.
Boston would use Greene as a backup to starting catcher Jason Varitek, but the Red Sox will have to first decide on the future of current backup catcher Doug Mirabella.
At this point, Colorado is the only team to officially offer Greene a contract.
Though Greene could be a phenomenal power hitter in the thin air of Colorado, he is very intrigued by the prospect of joining the Red Sox. For that reason, he is holding off on the Rockies' offer until Boston makes a decision.
Many fans in this area would like to see Greene sign with the Braves, but that is unlikely - according to Greene, his agent has made several unsuccessful attempts to contact Atlanta's management.
For more insight on this story, listen to A.B.'s Sportsline Monday on 1480-AM at 6:05 p.m., as Greene will be making a guest appearance on my show.
Marshall starts slow
Maybe slow isn't the right way to describe Eric Marshall's start in college basketball as a freshman at Wofford.
The former Greenbrier High School standout has played well for the Terriers, but most Greenbrier fans expected him to become a star right away at the next level.
The two-time Columbia County High School Player of the Year has played in only four college games, but his playing time has been limited because Wofford's lineup is full of experienced upperclassmen at the guard position.
The Terriers got off to a 2-2 start, but their losses were to a Southeastern Conference squad (Tennessee, 81-70) and a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference (Clemson, 84-77).
In his first college game, Marshall scored seven points in just 11 minutes of action against Tennessee.
Marshall backed up that strong showing with a solid, if not spectacular, six points in 14 minutes during Wofford's easy win over Emmanuel College.
In his past two games, however, Marshall has averaged only eight minutes per game, and he went scoreless in the loss to Clemson.
Wofford starts two juniors in the backcourt, so this season Marshall will have to fight for playing time.
Still, if Marshall continues to work hard, he will be a standout for the Terriers before his career is through.
It's a big jump from high school basketball to the college court, even for a player as talented as Marshall. He just needs some time to make the adjustment.
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