Marlins agree to deal with Buck

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Miami - The Florida Marlins signed catcher John Buck to a three-year contract on Tuesday, according to a report on the team's website.

Buck, 30, enjoyed the best year of his career last season with the Toronto Blue Jays, as he hit .281 with 20 homers, 66 RBI and an .802 OPS in 118 games - all career bests. However, he also had the worst strikeout-to-walk ratio in all of baseball at 111-to-16.

Still and all, his terrific campaign landed him on the American League All- Star team for the first time in his career.

Behind the plate, he threw out 28 percent of the baserunners attempting to steal.

Before signing a one-year, $2 million deal with Toronto last winter, Buck had spent the first six years of his career with the Kansas City Royals. He is a .243 lifetime hitter with 90 home runs in 702 games.


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