Kotchman signs minor-league contract with Marlins

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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - First baseman Casey Kotchman has signed a minor-league contract with the Miami Marlins and is expected to join their major-league camp Saturday.

Kotchman hit .229 in 142 games last year for Cleveland. He had 12 homers and 55 RBIs.

The left-handed batter is a career .262 hitter in nine major-league seasons.

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