MIAMI (AP) _ The Florida Marlins have signed free-agent
outfielder Luis Gonzalez to a one-year contract -- adding
experience to their young roster.
The Marlins did not disclose the terms of the deal in today's
announcement. But it was earlier reported that the team and the
40-year-old veteran player had reached a preliminary agreement
worth two million dollars. The agreement included one million
dollars in performance bonuses.
Gonzalez will be joining his sixth team. He spent last season
with the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he hit .278 with 15 home runs
and 68 RBIs. He played in 139 games but became a part-time player
in the second half of the season. A career .284 hitter, the Florida
native has recorded 346 home runs.
To make room on their 40-man roster, the Marlins designated
right-handed pitcher Marcos Carvajal for assignment.
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