Figgins signs minor-league contract with Marlins

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Feb 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-08 16:30:00-05

MIAMI (AP) — Third baseman Chone Figgins has signed a minor-league contract with the Miami Marlins with an invitation to their major-league camp beginning next week.

Figgins, who signed Friday, hit .181 in 66 games with Seattle last season. He's a .277 career hitter with 337 stolen bases in 11 seasons, all in the American League.

Placido Polanco, 37, is expected to be the Marlins' starting third baseman.