Detroit Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner was an Uber driver in his days as a minor league baseball player, according to The State newspaper in South Carolina.
Former South Carolina catcher Grayson Greiner is now in his second season as a Major League Baseball player with the Detroit Tigers. His salary of more than $550,000 is plenty comfortable.
While in one offseason as a minor leaguer a couple of years ago, Greiner took a job that he did not plan on having: driving for Uber back home in Columbia.
“I found out my wife was pregnant,” Greiner said. “In the minor leagues, you don’t make a whole lot of money, so I was trying to think of a way to make a few extra bucks.”
Uber driving can sometimes come with wild experiences, but Greiner’s were relatively straightforward.
One thing that surprised Greiner was the amount of money (or lack of it) he was able to make driving rideshare.
“I thought you’d make a little bit more money than you do,” Greiner said. “You really have to put a lot of time in to make a decent amount of money, so I did it for a few months that offseason and then realized it wasn’t as profitable as I hoped.”
Now that Grayson Greiner is a major league baseball player he will be riding in the back seat, instead of driving in the front.