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Greenberg inks Minor League deal with Orioles

Greenberg inks Minor League deal with Orioles

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Greenberg inks Minor League deal with Orioles
Adam Greenberg is getting another shot.

Greenberg, who was hit in the head in his first Major League plate appearance in 2005 and struck out in one at-bat with the Marlins last season, signed a Minor League contract with the Orioles on Thursday.

"The opportunity is everything," Greenberg said. "That's all I ever asked for. I'm a baseball player. The media attention was great and it was a nice story, but the attention was to get the opportunity to showcase myself on the field, and I am so grateful that the Orioles are giving me the opportunity to be a part of their organization."

Greenberg, 31, was hit in the head while playing with the Cubs on July 9, 2005. The outfielder suffered a concussion, had vertigo and continues to have vision problems because of the incident.

He never made it back to the Majors until Oct. 2, when he pinch-hit for the Marlins against the Mets. He struck out swinging.

He has been with the Cubs, Dodgers, Royals, Angels and Marlins organizations in his career.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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