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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. 

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Dionysus Thelxinoe

Nick Green?! Start printing those playoff tickets!!

Boycott Opening Day

Boycott Opening Day

Wolfie's

Liverwuertz with a Swiss Cheese Bullpen

Lou

When Ryan Webb is in a position to "command" anything that reflects the state of MLB.

Mike

Dionysus Thelxinoe, I didn't like what the Marlin did in dismantling the team, but these guys they are JAG's (Just Another Guy)for spring training

Flav C.

Loria heard "Green", and he said "Sure! Why not? I love green!"

Little did he know, it wasn't the green he so much loves.

PlanetEarth

Clarkie..how come you got scooped by Barry Jackson's Buzz again today? You guys got some kinda deal.as to who can write what about Loria and the Marlins?After all , you both get the same info.

Mike

Garbage!! As is the ownership of this pathetic franchise!!!

Stuntmanmike

Solid moves with little risk to better the club.

Looking forward to a very competitive Spring training.

Lamont

yeah right.. no risk because the Marlins are dumpster diving for their 13' roster. garbage in...garbage out

alice

Another player that has not played last year. The Marlins are collecting all of them......

Boycott the former Fanfest!!!...

Homer S.

Marlins are hosting the Miami Beer Festival on 1/19 Sat nite ,at Marlins Park. Ya gotta be drunk to watch this team in 2013.

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