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Friday, December 9, 2011
Mark Buehrle signs Marlins deal

By Associated Press

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.

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