Adam Greenberg ready for 2nd chance in majors

Associated Press
Adam Greenberg, right, and Miami Marlins general manager Michael Hill shake hands after Greenberg signed a one-day contract before a baseball game against the New York Mets in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Greenberg was beaned in his debut for the Chicago Cubs in 2005. He never made it to the big leagues again. Until now, at 31. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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MIAMI (AP) — Only hours before getting his second chance in the big leagues, Adam Greenberg says he's more nervous about the hazing planned for him by his new Miami Marlins teammates.

Greenberg signed a one-day contract Tuesday and was to bat as a pinch-hitter in the Marlins' game against the New York Mets.

The game was Greenberg's first since he stepped to the plate for his major-league debut in 2005 and was hit in the back of the head by a fastball that derailed his career.

Greenberg said he was overwhelmed by the positive reception from his new teammates, who planned to treat him like any other rookie. Catcher John Buck said Greenberg would don a USA Speedo, blue tennies and pink goggles for a pregame song-and-dance routine in the clubhouse.

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