Chone Figgins signs minor-league contract with Marlins

Chone Figgins signs minor-league contract with Marlins
Seattle Mariners third baseman Chone Figgins (9) reaches out to grab a Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre ground out in the first inning of an MLB baseball game Monday, April 4, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
MIAMI (AP) - Third baseman Chone Figgins has signed a minor-league contract with the Miami Marlins with an invitation to their major-league camp beginning next week.

Figgins, who signed Friday, hit .181 in 66 games with Seattle last season. He's a .277 career hitter with 337 stolen bases in 11 seasons, all in the American League.

Placido Polanco, 37, is expected to be the Marlins' starting third baseman