Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Harris, three others file for free agency
NEW YORK - All-time pinch hit leader Lenny Harris of
the world champion Florida Marlins was among a group of four
players who filed for free agency Wednesday.
Harris, 37, started the 2003 season with the Chicago Cubs before
being released on August 2. Six days later, he signed a
minor-league deal with the Marlins and played in 13 games, going
A 15-year veteran, Harris has 180 career pinch hits. The
infielder was 1-for-4 with a walk in the postseason and did not
see action in the World Series.
Also filing for free agency were Atlanta Braves first baseman
Matt Franco, Seattle Mariners outfielder John Mabry and St.
Louis Cardinals righthander Mike DeJean.
DeJean elected free agency pending the resolution of the club
option provision in the uniform player contract. His free
agency could be rescinded.
Since the free agency filing period began October 26, 201
players have filed.