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January 15, 2013

Marlins sign Michael Wuertz, Nick Green to minor league deals

      The Marlins have signed right-handed reliever Michael Wuertz, according to his agent, Beverly HIll Sports Council, and utility infielder Nick Green to minor league deals with invitations to spring training.

       Wuertz made more than 400 relief appearances over eight seasons with the Cubs and A's. But the oft-injured reliever did not pitch at all last season. He'll be given a shot in spring training to make the Opening Day roster.

       The 34-year-old pitcher owns a career mark of 21-11 with a 3.71 ERA while striking out 444 in 414 innings. He enjoyed his best season in 2009 with Oakland when he made 74 appearances, struck out 102 in 78 2/3 innings, and finished with a WHIP of 0.953.

       Green, who spent a bit of time last season with the Marlins before sustaining a wrist injury that ended his season, will be in contention for a spot on the bench as a backup infielder.

        In other news, reliever Ryan Webb filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday along with 132 other plays. Webb is expected to command a salary in the neighborhood of $1 million.