Free Agent Outfielder Juan Pierre Signs With Marlins

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Pierre could hit lead-off for the Miami, provided he isn’t traded

The Miami Marlins have signed veteran outfielder Juan Pierre. Pierre, 35, hit .307/.351/.371 with 37 steals for the Phillies this season.

Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Pierre is getting a one-year contract from the Marlins worth $1.6 million. Pierre  played center for the Marlins from 2003-05, and is expected to see extensive playing in the Marlins outfield and possibly hit lead-off for the team. Logan Morrison will likely be playing more first base in 2013 , opening up an outfield spot for Pierre.

Marlins fans are still reeling from the mega-trade that sent Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle,  Jose ReyesEmilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck to Toronto.