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Catcher John Buck signs contract

Updated: November 18, 2010, 4:33 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- John Buck has heard all about the Florida Marlins' hard-throwing pitchers.

Now he can't wait to catch for them.

"They're power pitchers who can locate. That's nothing but excitement for a catcher," he said Thursday after he was introduced as the Marlins' new catcher. "It gives you a lot of weapons to deal with. Above everything else, they're extreme competitors."

Buck, 30, signed a three-year contract worth $18 million. The Marlins wasted little time going after him: ...

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