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Adam Greenberg signs minor league contract with Orioles

by Jeffrey Hensiek

December 20, 2012 | 11:33 am

Adam Greenberg hits during batting practice before the Miami Marlins play the New York Mets Miami, Fla., on Oct. 2. Photo by REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Former Chicago Cub Adam Greenberg has signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com reports.

Greenberg was infamously hit in the head by a pitch in his first major league at-bat and has been struggling to make it back to the Big Show  for the last seven years.

The Miami Marlins made headlines last season by signing Greenberg to a one-day contract, giving the once bright prospect a second chance to hit in the majors. Although he struck out, he donated his one-day salary to the Marlins Foundation which donated to the Sports Legacy Institute, an organization that advances the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups.

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