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Miami Marlins morning news: Club signs Adrian Nieto

Nieto heads to Miami on a minor league deal. Plus notes on Jose Fernandez and Tommy Hutton.

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Marlins News

The Marlins added catching depth by signing Adrian Nieto to a minor league deal, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

Nieto, 26, was born in Cuba and has South Florida ties, attending American Heritage High School in Plantation. This season he played for Double-A Birmingham in the Southern League.

In 2014, Nieto batted .236 with two home runs and seven RBIs. In parts of six Minor League seasons, he's a career .246 hitter with 32 home runs and 190 RBIs in 438 career games.

Jose Fernandez took time to hand out Thanksgiving meals to local families last Friday at Marlins Park.

Dee Gordon's agent said he and the Marlins are currently working on a contract extension.

Although several clubs have expressed interest, the Marlins do not appear close to trading Marcell Ozuna.

Even though the Marlins said Scott Boras would not be involved in creating an innings limit for Jose Fernandez, Fernandez said Boras would be.

The Marlins will begin searching for a new color commentator after deciding not to renew the contract of Tommy Hutton.

Why would the Marlins consider parting with Hutton? One local columnist does not have an answer.

Miami will face Pittsburgh in a two game series in Puerto Rico next season.

Colby Lewis is among the starters the Marlins are reportedly interested in.

Fernandez has been mentioned in trade rumors but it remains unlikely he is moved.

Around the League

New York is open to trading Ivan Nova.

Atlanta signed Bud Norris to a one-year deal.

Alex Avila is heading to the White Sox.

The Giants are interested in John Lackey.

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