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Marlins announce signings

The number of Marlins not under contract keeps dwindling.

On Saturday, the team announced they’ve signed 12 players to deals for 2010. All are under club control, and their deals are a formality.

Signing were OF Scott Cousins, RHP Kris Harvey, LHP Hunter Jones, RHP Cristhian Martinez, RHP Hayden Penn, RHP Rick VandenHurk, RHP Brian Sanches, RHP Chris Volstad, LHP Sean West, RHP Burke Badenhop, LHP Dan Meyer and INF Emilio Bonifacio.

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

White Sox claim De Aza

With so many outfield prospects in their system, Alejandro De Aza got caught in a numbers game.

The Marlins didn’t have a priority to retain the 25-year-old, who now will be getting an opportunity to play elsewhere.

The White Sox on Wednesday claimed De Aza off waivers.

At Triple-A New Orleans, De Aza batted .300 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs. He also appeared in 22 games for the Marlins, and he had 20 at-bats, batting .250 with a double and three RBIs.

Injuries hurt De Aza in recent years.

De Aza won the starting center field job in Spring Training of 2007, but early in the season he suffered an ankle injury that limited him to 45 games that year. He missed all of 2008 due to injury.

The Marlins are projecting Cameron Maybin will be their Opening Day center fielder. The team also has Rookie of the Year candidate Chris Coghlan in left field.

The Marlins also have outfield prospects John Raynor, Scott Cousins, Jai Miller and Bryan Petersen, who is in the Arizona Fall League.

Florida’s top prospect is outfielder Michael Stanton, a 19-year-old also getting some extra work this fall in Arizona.

– Joe Frisaro

Cousins' cannon

Remember the name: Scott Cousins.

The Marlins outfield prospect is a left-handed thrower and hitter. In the system, his throwing arm is considered to be on par with Brett Carroll as the strongest in the organzation.

Cousins showed off his arm in the first inning on Thursday against the Orioles. With the bases full and one out, Lou Montanez lifted a fly ball to right field. Getting in good throwing position, Cousins made the catch and then uncorked a seed to home plate. His one-hop throw was handled by catcher Brad Davis, who applied an easy tag on Luke Scott, who was out by a wide margin trying to tag from third.

Cousins showed some speed in the second inning, stealing second base.

– Joe Frisaro

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