Florida Marlins Sign Four, Invite 11 to Spring Training
MIAMI (AP) _ The Florida Marlins on Thursday announced the signings of four players to one-year minor league contracts and invited 11 others to spring training.
Signed were outfielder Billy McMillon, right-handed pitchers Aaron Small and Jarod Juelsgaard and left-hander Bryan Ward.
Those invited to spring training include right-handed pitcher Mario Brito; catchers Hector Kuilan, Mike Redmond, John Roskos, Joe Siddall and Mike Sims; infielders Josh Booty, Lou Lucca and Ralph Milliard; and outfielders Jason Robertson and Darrell Whitmore.
McMillon hit .313 with 14 homers and 93 RBI for Triple A Portland last season. Small was 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA in seven games for the Marlins in September while Juelsgaard was 3-1 with a 3.89 ERA in 48 relief appearances with Portland last year. Ward had 12 wins and 136 strikeouts while splitting time between Brevard and Portland.