Todd Greene is in his seventh season with the Arizona Diamondbacks and his sixth season as a Special Assistant to the General Manager & Major League Scout.
Greene's focus is in scouting Major League players and to serve as an advisor on player trades, acquisitions and roster moves.
After joining the D-backs' organization as a Major League Scout in November 2010, Greene provided the club with comprehensive scouting reports on Major League players throughout the 2011 season en route to capturing the NL West crown. He added the Special Assistant title in January 2012.
Now in his 24th year of professional baseball, Greene began his career after being drafted as an outfielder in the 12th round by the California Angels in 1993 before being converted to catcher. During his Major League career, Greene spent time with eight different organizations and played 12 seasons in the Majors with the Angels (1995-99), Blue Jays (2000), Yankees (2001), Rangers (2002-03), Rockies (2004-05) and Giants (2006). Greene made 255 career starts behind the plate, including a career-high 49 with the Rangers in 2003. He saw his most extensive action with the Angels in 1999 when he made 84 starts and set career-highs in doubles (20), home runs (14) and RBI (42).
He caught the ceremonial first pitch from President George W. Bush prior to Game 3 of the 2001 World Series. After finishing his playing career with the San Diego Padres' organization in 2007, Greene transitioned to the club's scouting department where he became a professional scout.
In January 2009, Greene joined the Tampa Bay Rays' organization as a Quality Assurance Coach where he served as a uniformed coordinator throughout Spring Training and all pre-game practices. Greene's primary responsibilities included assisting with catching instruction and serving as a liaison between the scouting department and the club, including advance series preparations. In November 2009, Greene was added to the Seattle Mariners' scouting department as a professional scout for the 2010 season.
During his collegiate career at Georgia Southern, Greene was a four-time All-American where he set school records for hits (311), home runs (88), RBI (257), total bases (640) and slugging percentage (.709). His home run total ranks third all-time in the NCAA and he became the first player in school history to have his uniform number (20) retired. Greene is a graduate of Evans (Ga.) High School.
Greene and his wife, Vanessa, reside in Alpharetta, Ga., with their four children: Aryn, Jacob, Karly and Gavin.