Former Jaxx Player Greenberg to get 1-day chance with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) - Adam Greenberg will get another shot at hitting in the major leagues.
The Miami Marlins say they will sign the former Chicago Cubs prospect to a one-day contract effective Oct. 2, and play him that day against the New York Mets.
Greenberg made his first - and only - big-league appearance on July 9, 2005 for the Cubs against the Marlins, getting hit in the head by a Valerio De Los Santos pitch his first time at the plate. The impact of the 92 mph fastball lingered and he was later diagnosed with vertigo.
Greenberg will donate his one-day salary to the Marlins' foundation, which will donate to the Sports Legacy Institute, a group that furthers the study of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and others.
Greenberg played in Jackson, Tenn. as a part of the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx prior to his call-up in 2005 and returned after he was hit in the head in 2006.