Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/23/14
The Miami Marlins are bringing back a familar face in Juan Pierre, who the team signed this evening. The terms of the contract are not yet known. Pierre will likely be the starting left fielder for the Marlins, with 2012 breakout player Justin Ruggiano in center and superstar Giancarlo Stanton in right field. The team primarily used Logan Morrison and Bryan Petersen in left in 2012 before shifting Morrison to first base because of disappointing defense and knee problems, while Petersen struggled with a .529 OPS in 84 games. Pierre was a member of the Marlins World Championship team in 2003, and contributed 11.2 fWAR in his three seasons with the team. The then-Florida Marlins traded him in December of 2005 to the Cubs for a package of players highlighted by current Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco. He spent last season with the Philadelphia Phillies after being signed to a minor league contract at the end of January. He was the team's starting left fielder in the second half of...
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