Originally written February 23, 2013 on MLB Buzz:
JUPITER, Fla. – Juan Pierre signed a one-year, $1.6 million deal with the Miami Marlins this winter. He hopes it’s not the last contract of his career. Pierre, 35, said in an interview Saturday that he hopes to play beyond this year. Pierre is coming off a successful season with the Philadelphia Phillies, in which he batted .307 and stole 37 bases. “I would like to play as long as I still enjoy the game,” Pierre said. “Last year, I signed a minor-league deal. So, it wasn’t like it was guaranteed. I had to make the team. “I’m not high on people’s list. I don’t think I’m in a position to say, ‘Oh yeah, I’ll play three or four more years.’ I’m not in that position. I have to go one year at a time.” Pierre last played for the Marlins in 2005, before he was dealt to the Chicago Cubs. Now he’s back for a second tour as the everyday left fielder on a rebuilt Miami team.  What’s been the key to Pierre’s longevity? The answer, perhaps not surprisingly, is that he runs during

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