Orioles sign Adam Greenberg to minor league contract

Orioles sign Adam Greenberg to minor league contract
December 20, 2012, 2:15 pm
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While the Orioles were getting ready for the postseason at Tampa Bay, Adam Greenberg was getting ready for his second major league at-bat.

It only took seven years.

On July 9, 2005, Greenberg, who had been the ninth round draft choice of the Chicago Cubs in 2002, was beaned in his first major league at-bat. The Marlins’ Valerio De Los Santos hit him in the ninth inning.

Last fall, Miami signed Greenberg, who hadn’t even played in the minors since 2008 to a contract and he got a second at-bat. On Oct. 2, New York’s R.A. Dickey struck him out on three pitches.

Now, Greenberg gets a third chance. The Orioles signed the 31-year-old Greenberg to a minor league contract on Thursday. After the Cubs released him in 2006, he played in the Dodgers, Royals and Angels organizations.

Greenberg has not been invited to major league spring training.