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Marlins Sign Mike Lamb

   Add another candidate to the list of those trying to succeed Ross Gload as the go-to left-handed hitter off the Marlins' bench. The team signed infielder Mike Lamb to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

   Lamb has played a multitude of positions in nine big league seasons with the Rangers, Astros, Twins and Brewers, but hasn't played in the majors since 2008. He spent last season at Triple A Buffalo (New York Mets).

  Still, he fits the profile the Marlins are seeking: an inexpensive bench player with veteran experience. He's a .250 hitter with six home runs in 208 career pinch at bats.