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The Miami Marlins have released veteran utility player Chone Figgins.
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The Marlins signed Figgins to a minor league contract that included an invitation to major league spring training in February after his was released by the Seattle Mariners.
Prior to signing with the Marlins, Figgins had spent the previous three seasons with the M's. He signed a four-year, $36 million free agent contract with Seattle prior to the 2010 season, and he proceeded to hit .227/.302/.283 over 308 games.
Figgins was especially putrid last year, finishing the season with a batting line of .181/.262/.271 over 194 plate appearances. Over 11 seasons in the majors, the 35-year-old owns a career line of .277/.349/.364.
Despite being released twice since the end of last season, Figgins is still owed $8 million this year. A majority of that tab will be picked up by the Mariners.
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