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Adam Greenberg may get another big league at-bat after all. The Baltimore Orioles have signed Greenberg to a minor league contract. In 2005 Greenberg was hit in the head by Florida Marlins pitcher Valerio De Los Santos in his first big league at-bat. Greenberg never returned to the Cubs and eventually flamed out in the minors. Last year an online petition was started in order to give Greenberg another chance to bat. He was signed by the Florida Marlins to a contract and got his chance to swing against R.A. Dickey. Dickey struck out Greenberg on three pitches. Greenberg, 32, visited with teams during the winter meetings and spoke with Orioles manager Buck Showalter for a chance. “I don’t want a handout, I don’t want a gift. All I want is the opportunity, and I’ve always proven, if you give me that shot, I will make the most of it.” Greenberg will not be invited to spring training but that does not mean that he will not have a chance to make it to the majors with the Orioles. Late last season Lew Ford returned to the big leagues with the Orioles after missing five seasons.
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The Baltimore Orioles signed outfielder Adam Greenberg to a minor-league contract on Thursday, according to a MASNsports.com report. Greenberg's major-league career nearly ended seven years agao when he was hit on the head with a pitch in his first plate appearance. The Marlins signed him in September of last season and gave him an official big-leauge at bat. He struck out...
Adam Greenberg will continue to pursue his MLB dreams. The former Chicago Cubs player has signed with the Baltimore Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a minor league deal with outfielder Adam Greenberg according to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times.
Greenberg had one plate appearance last season with the Marlins. It was the first one in the majors since 2005 when he got hit by a pitch in the head. In 2008, he hit .271/.361/.347 with 2 HR's, 15 RBI's and a .334 wOBA in 303 plate appearances...
The Baltimore Orioles continue to hold negotiations with
free agent Joe Saunders, as the club would like to re-sign the left-hander,
according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
The Orioles have continued talks with Joe Saunders, a pitcher they would like to re-sign. He's also high interest from three other clubs.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 20, 2012
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After a strong showing with the Baltimore Orioles last year, Joe Saunders is receiving interest from multiple teams this offseason.
The Orioles, Padres and Mariners have been in talks with Saunders, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Saunders had a 3.63 ERA in seven starts with the Orioles last season after getting traded from the Diamondbacks on August 26.
Saunders had a...