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Jacque Jones signs with Marlins

As expected, Jacque Jones signed with the Marlins. They gave him a minor league contract, but that will change when he joins the club, which will probably be this weekend.

The Marlins want Jones to see some live pitching so they sent him to Jupiter to join their extended spring team. This way he can leadoff every innings and get 6 or 7 t-bats a day.

Even when Jones joins the big league club, he will get a pro-rated contract in the $280,000 range.

The Marlins attempted to trade for the outfielder last year when Jones was with the Cubs, but the Cubs pulled the plug on the deal at the last minute.