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Nicholas Anthony Green (born September 10, 1978, in Pensacola, Florida) is a Major League Baseball infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He also played in the International Baseball League of Australia before his MLB debut.

Green was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 32nd round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft after playing at Duluth High School and Georgia Perimeter College. After spending 5 1/2 seasons in the minors, he made his Major League debut on May 15, 2004 against the Milwaukee Brewers. His first hit came in his third at-bat of the game, in the Top of the 5th against Brooks Kieschnick, an RBI single to center. He hit .273 with the Braves. On July 2, 2004, Green hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th inning to lead the Braves to victory over the Boston Red Sox. He played in two games for the Braves in the 2004 National League Division Series, but had no at-bats.

Prior to the 2005 season, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays received Green in a trade with the Braves in return for right-handed pitcher Jorge Sosa. He hit .239 in 111 games for the Devil Rays in 2005 and then after appearing in only 17 games with them in 2006 he was designated for assignment on May 17th.

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