Adam Greenberg's second major league plate appearance went a lot better than the first one, even though he struck out.
Returning to the big leagues seven years after he was beaned, Greenberg fanned on three pitches Tuesday night as a pinch-hitter for the host Miami Marlins.
Greenberg signed a one-day contract before the game and led off the sixth inning against New York Mets ace R.A. Dickey.
After Greenberg received a standing ovation from the modest crowd and his teammates, Dickey threw him three consecutive knuckleballs. Greenberg took the first for a strike, then swung at the next two and missed.
The game was Greenberg's first since his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs in 2005, when he was hit in the back of the head by the first pitch he saw -- a 92 mph fastball that derailed his career.
Angels: Left-hander C.J. Wilson will have elbow surgery after the regular season to remove bone spurs. Wilson finished the season with a career-best 34 starts and went 13-10 with a 3.83 ERA.
Mariners: The club announced plans to move in the outfield fences at Safeco Field for the 2013 season. The fence will move in as much as 17 feet in the left-center field alley. This will be the first change to the dimensions of the ballpark since it opened in 1999.
Tigers: Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer will miss his start in the regular-season finale in Kansas City on Wednesday after twisting his right ankle during the on-field celebration of Detroit's A.L. Central title Monday night.
Nationals: A day after clinching the N.L. East, Washington manager Davey Johnson rested most of his regular lineup -- and saved left-hander Gio Gonzalez for Game 1 of the playoffs.
Red Sox: Another man came forward to accuse a now-dead Boston clubhouse manager of sexually abusing him. Former Kansas City Athletics and Royals clubhouse attendant Gerald Armstrong, 57, says Donald Fitzpatrick molested him in the late 1960s, beginning when Armstrong was 12, his attorney Mitchell Garabedian said.
Garabedian is seeking $100 million from the Red Sox, $5 million for each of his 20 clients who claim Fitzpatrick abused them.
TV deal: Major League Baseball agreed with Fox and Turner Sports on eight-year contracts that will run through 2021 and keep the World Series on Fox. The amount baseball receives from the two networks will double to an average of about $800 million annually, with Fox's share averaging about $500 million.
Brewers: The entire Milwaukee coaching staff will return in 2013, manager Ron Roenicke said.