Skip to content

Marlins sign Kevin Kouzmanoff to minor league contract

Nov 3, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

Kevin Kouzmanoff Getty Getty Images

According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Marlins have signed Kevin Kouzmanoff to a minor league contract. He’ll get an invite to big league camp in spring training.

If you haven’t heard Kouzmanoff’s name much recently, there’s a reason for that. The 31-year-old played exclusively in the minor leagues this season after failing to make the Royals out of spring training. Limited to just 90 games due to injury, he batted .276/.309/.382 with two home runs, 46 RBI and a .691 OPS over 355 plate appearances between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha.

Kouzmanoff’s career has tumbled since he was traded from the Padres to the Athletics in January of 2010, but assuming the Marlins don’t make any major additions, he could get a chance to compete for the third base job during spring training.

  1. kylewo - Nov 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    I had him as a prime candidate to go to Japan…

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Don't count out the Yankees just yet
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Castillo (4720)
  2. D. Ortiz (2633)
  3. M. Cuddyer (2218)
  4. Y. Molina (2050)
  5. Y. Darvish (2030)
  1. J. Benoit (1941)
  2. J. Baez (1931)
  3. S. Castro (1875)
  4. G. Richards (1872)
  5. M. Machado (1869)