MIAMI (AP) -- Adam Greenberg has faced one pitch in the major leagues, a 92 mph fastball that struck him in the head and changed his life.
More than seven years later, the Miami Marlins are giving him a second chance.
The Marlins said Thursday that they have signed Greenberg to a one-day contract, effective Oct. 2, and will play him that day against the New York Mets. Greenberg made his big-league debut for the Chicago Cubs on July 9, 2005 against the Marlins, getting one plate appearance but no official at-bat.
"I'm extremely proud to extend this opportunity to Adam," Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said in a statement. "He has earned this chance as his love and passion for the game never diminished, despite his career tragically being cut short."
The Marlins announced their intention to sign Greenberg and play him Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show.
"I can't address and express how much it means to me," Greenberg said after Marlins president David Samson told him he would be playing o...