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Miami Marlins sign OF Reed Johnson to minor-league deal

 
 
Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Matt Kemp can't handle a line drive as teammate Reed Johnson chases down the ball.
Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Matt Kemp can't handle a line drive as teammate Reed Johnson chases down the ball.
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The Marlins signed veteran outfielder Reed Johnson to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.

Johnson, 37, has spent 11 seasons in the majors with the Blue Jays, Cubs, Dodgers and Braves. Johnson, who swings from the right side, has a career .282 batting average.

Capable of playing all three outfield positions, Johnson was used primarily as a pinch-hitter with Atlanta the past two seasons. He hit .297 in 37 pinch at-bats with the Braves in 2013 and went 18 for 43 (.419) as a pinch-hitter for them in 2012.

The Marlins now have 26 non-roster invitees on their spring training roster.

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