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Marlins re-sign Nick Green to minor league deal

Jan 15, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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Journeyman infielder Nick Green has agreed to re-sign with the Marlins on a minor-league deal, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

Green’s deal includes an invitation to spring training and Frisaro writes that the 34-year-old “will have an excellent chance to make the team as a backup middle infielder.”

Green spent most of last season at Triple-A, where he hit .344 with 12 homers and a .996 OPS in 63 games, and also appeared in seven games for the Marlins. That huge production was far out of character for a guy with a .434 slugging percentage in 2,500 plate appearances at Triple-A and a .347 slugging percentage in 1,155 plate appearances in the majors. He’s a typical utility man.

  1. Old Gator - Jan 15, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    It’s important to have guys like that coming off the bench to fix the water cooler, sew up a rip in a uniform, remove embedded spikes from your catcher’s head after a brawl with Cincinnati or spread Miracle Grass on the yellow spots in the outfield turf. I think this was a typically efficient move by the Feesh front orifice.

    • drunkenhooliganism - Jan 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      Don’t get too attached to him Gator. If he has any success, they’ll trade him for a C.M. Coolidge original to hang in Loria’s foyer.

  2. wpjohnson - Jan 15, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    I first saw Green play when he was with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in the Carolina League. He has always worked hard for his success and I hope he catches on with Miami. Good luck to him.

    • Old Gator - Jan 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      Let me see if I got this right: you’re hoping he catches on with the Feesh and wishing him good luck at the same time?

  3. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 15, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    You and I would have an excellent chance to make the team as a backup middle infielder.

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