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Casey Kotchman, Marlins reach deal

JUPITER, Fla. -- First baseman Casey Kotchman has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and is expected to join their major league camp Saturday.

Kotchman hit .229 in 142 games last year for Cleveland. He had 12 homers and 55 RBIs.

The left-handed batter is a career .262 hitter in nine major league seasons.