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Shane Greene took Brandon McCarthy's advice a bit too literally

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Brandon McCarthy answered questions in The Players' Tribune's mailbag today, and boy was his answer about Tigers starter Shane Greene a doozy.

Who was your favorite teammate when you played for the Yankees? - Haley

Shane Greene. I think someone in the minors told him, "When you get to the big leagues, be seen and not heard," and he took that as literally as possible. He wasn't just quiet, he was offensively silent. After awhile I got used to it. Because he never said anything at all, he never said anything that bugged me. I thought that was great.

This isn't the first opinion about Greene we've heard from McCarthy, though.

The entire article is full of insight -- such as, "I don't know, but I do have a funny story that won't answer your question at all" -- and not to be missed. Do yourself a favor and read it.