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Two New Signees

More people are joining the team all the time.  Joe Dillon is back with the Marlins franchise.

The Marlins signed former backup infielder Joe Dillon and right-hander Rich Dorman to minor-league contracts, with invitations to big-league camp.

Dillon, 31, batted .167 in 27 games for the Marlins in 2005 before his rights were sold to the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League. He hit .195 with two homers and seven RBI in 87 at-bats last season in Japan, and is expected to compete for the bench job vacated by Wes Helms last month.


Dorman, 28, was 7-7 with a save and a 4.55 ERA last summer for Tacoma (Wash.), the Seattle Mariners' Triple A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League. He is 2-3 with a 3.21 ERA in 11 games with Lara in the Venezuelan winter league. A career minor-leaguer, he was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 13th round of the 2000 June amateur draft.

Dillon will probably be competing for the utility player slot on the team against Jason Wood, assuming the Marlins don't sign a center fielder.

Joe is a little younger than Jason but that may not come into play and I doubt it will.  But I must admit I was a little excited to read that Joe was with the franchise again, since he was part of one my favorite Marlins moments and Rich Waltz's best call ever.  It happened on May 24, 2005 against the Phillies:

Run Joe Run