This release today from the Bridgeport Bluefish:
The Bridgeport Bluefish announced the signing of outfielder Adam Greenberg. Adam returns to the Bluefish for his fifth season in the Atlantic League and 12th of professional baseball.
“We are excited that Adam will once again be back in Bridgeport,” says Bluefish general manager Ken Shepard. “He inspired so many people with his return to the Major Leagues last season. We’re proud to call him a Bluefish again and help him with his pursuit of a Major League Baseball opportunity.”
Greenberg last played in 2012 with the Miami Marlins, after the Marlins signed him to a one-day contract to finally accomplish his goal of getting a Major League at-bat. He squared off against the New York Mets on Tuesday, October 2nd in Miami. In the bottom of the sixth inning, he entered the game as a pinch hitter and struck out against Mets knuckleballer, and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.
The dream finally came true and will now continue for the Connecticut native who was drafted in the ninth round of the 2002 draft by the Chicago Cubs and began his professional career in 2002 as a member of Lansing (A, Cubs) of the Midwest League. He worked his way through the Cubs organization until he received his chance to play in the Major Leagues in 2005. Adam received his first big league plate appearance on July 9, 2005 as a pinch hitter against the Florida Marlins in Miami and was subsequently hit in the head by an errant pitch by Marlins hurler Valerio De Los Santo, which forced Greenberg from the game.
He was one of the only players in Major League history to have at least one plate appearance but never an official at-bat, until his career came full-circle when he put on that Miami Marlins uniform.
Greenberg last played for the ‘Fish in 2011, slugging a career-best 10 home runs and batted .259 with 82 runs scored, 27 stolen bases and a team-high 73 walks. He also recorded 12 triples on the year, which moved him past Angel Espada as the all-time Bluefish triples leader with 28 career three-baggers. During that season, Adam also had the chance to face pitcher Valerio De Los Santos for the first time since their Major League showdown. In their only matchup, Greenberg singled off of De Los Santos, who pitched for the Long Island Ducks at the time.