MIAMI -- There was a moment of confusion Friday at the start of the Miami Marlins' news conference to introduce newcomer Mark Buehrle, with team officials unsure whether he should first pose for photos.
Following a brief discussion about how to proceed, president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest grinned.
"We've never done this before," he said.
Actually, the Marlins added a succession of All-Stars in the past week, with Buehrle the latest. After passing a physical, he signed a $58 million, four-year deal reached Wednesday, capping a whirlwind spending spree by the heretofore frugal Marlins.