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Adam Greenberg's second chance in the big leagues

Miami Marlins newly-signed Adam Greenberg swings his bat

Miami Marlins newly-signed Adam Greenberg swings his bat before a game against the Mets in Miami. Greenberg, 31, signed a one-day contract with the Marlins after a seven-year absence from Major League Baseball. (Oct. 2, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Adam Greenberg signed a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins and took his first major league at-bat since 2005, when he was hit in the head in his first-ever at-bat with the Chicago Cubs. Greenberg struck out in a pinch-hit at-bat against the Mets' R.A. Dickey. (Oct. 2, 2012)

The Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg hugs manager Ozzie
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The Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg hugs manager Ozzie Guillen after striking out against the Mets at Marlins Park. (Oct. 2, 2012)

The Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg wipes his face
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The Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg wipes his face as he heads to the dugout after striking out against the Mets in the sixth inning of a game in Miami. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Adam Greenberg bats for the first time since
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Adam Greenberg bats for the first time since being hit in the head by a pitch in 2005 in his first major league at-bat against the Mets at Marlins Park. (Oct. 2, 2012)

The Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg bats for the
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The Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg bats for the first time since being hit in the head by a pitch in 2005 in his first major league at-bat during a game against the Mets at Marlins Park. (Oct. 2, 2012)

The Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg gets a second
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The Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg gets a second chance in the majors in a game against the Mets. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Adam Greenberg, right, signs the contract as Miami
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Adam Greenberg, right, signs the contract as Miami Marlins general manager Michael Hill looks on before a baseball game between the Marlins and Mets, in Miami. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Adam Greenberg, right, and Miami Marlins general manager
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Adam Greenberg, right, and Miami Marlins general manager Michael Hill shake hands after Greenberg signed a one-day contract before a game against the Mets in Miami. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Miami Marlins team owner Jeffrey Loria, left, points
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Miami Marlins team owner Jeffrey Loria, left, points out something to Adam Greenberg before a game against the Mets in Miami. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Miami Marlins newly-signed Adam Greenberg swings his bat
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Miami Marlins newly-signed Adam Greenberg swings his bat before a game against the Mets in Miami. Greenberg, 31, signed a one-day contract with the Marlins after a seven-year absence from Major League Baseball. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Newly-signed Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg's mother Wendy Greenberg,
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Newly-signed Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg's mother Wendy Greenberg, left, his sister Keri Ball, center, and nephew Ryan Ball, 4, watch Adam during practice before a game against the Mets in Miami. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Adam Greenberg, right, arrives with Miami Marlins general
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Adam Greenberg, right, arrives with Miami Marlins general manager Michael Hill, left, at a news conference before a baseball game in Miami. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Adam Greenberg heads out of the dugout for
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Adam Greenberg heads out of the dugout for batting practice before a game against the Mets in Miami. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg heads to the dugout
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Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg heads to the dugout during practice before a game against the Mets in Miami. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Newly-signed Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg puts on his
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Newly-signed Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg puts on his batting gloves for batting practice in the dugout before a game against the Mets in Miami. (Oct. 2, 2012)

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