Marlins Sign Austin Kearns

The Marlins announced that they signed corner outfielder Austin Kearns to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training. SFX represents Kearns, who appeared in 57 games with the Indians in 2011. 

The ten-year MLB veteran posted a .200/.302/.287 line in 174 plate appearances for the Indians last year, and got released in July. Kearns, a right-handed hitter, owns a career line of .254/.350/.417 and has historically had a little more success against left-handed pitching.

15 Responses to Marlins Sign Austin Kearns Leave a Reply

  1. ludafish 3 years ago

    i like him better than Rowand. We have a lot of guys competing for reserve spots, so i dont get these signings lately. Dobbs and Bonifacio will be on the roster, with Cousins, Peterson, Coghlan competing for spots. 

  2. brucefan5 3 years ago

    One of my favorite players, injuries robbed him of a good career

    • rockfordone 3 years ago

      Saw him play for the Rockford Reds a 100 yrs ago. He was better that Dunn at that point.

  3. Cards_Fan_93 3 years ago

    i have his autograph

  4. rsanchez1 3 years ago

    I can’t see a spot on the Marlins’ active roster for Kearns. The Marlins bench will already have Dobbs, and Rowand is most likely to take the second bench spot. You already have LoMo, Stanton, Bonifacio, and maybe Coghlan, Petersen or Cespedes for the outfield, and I don’t think the Marlins don’t want two backup outfielders. I guess it’s nice to have a veteran just in case waiting in the minors, and he would make a decent September callup, but it looks like he’ll be spending more time in the minors next season.

  5. wow, did the nacho stand guy quit or something?

  6. vikray 3 years ago

    Just their plan Z in case Cespedes signs elsewhere… It’s not exactly a good resume builder when the Indians release you

  7. MacK Korris 3 years ago

    Yes, every depth signing by an AL Central team will now be deemed their response to Fielder’s signing.

  8. rockfordone 3 years ago

    Is he still alive?????

  9. alan104 3 years ago


  10. Except the Marlins aren’t in the central. Or the AL.

  11. vtadave 3 years ago

    You really don’t get it?

  12. David Chasowy 3 years ago

    I wish I could fail like him. $22 million in 10 years of playing professional baseball. Poor guy.

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