Marlins re-sign Reed Johnson

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Veteran outfielder Reed Johnson has re-signed with the Marlins on a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

For a long time Johnson was an ideal fourth outfielder who could handle all three spots defensively and knock around left-handed pitching, but now he’s 38 years old and hit a combined .239 with a .630 OPS during the past two seasons.

He got into 113 games for the Marlins last year despite producing a .614 OPS, but just 27 of them were starts. He’ll compete for another bench spot.