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Mark Kotsay, Milwaukee Brewers (signed)
Insurance for a Prince?
Kotsay is still a pro at the dish. Part-timers go through stages with poor returns on a largely safe BA profile like his. No negative reports on his back throughout last season. He doesn't own health, but he can hit a few more ropes and put up a line like that of his post-April 2010. He may be a fallback if the Brewers trade Prince Fielder eventually.
Laynce Nix, Washington Nationals (signed)
This 30-year-old is on the good side of a platoon and hits it hard but is also often at the doctor's office. Injury-prone outfielders who wield left-handed sticks? In that line, Rick Ankiel is well ahead of Nix.
Jim Edmonds, St. Louis Cardinals (signed)
This is supposed to be more than a ceremonial signing, but Edmonds, 40, is no pillar of health. He had surgery in January to repair his Achilles' tendon, which hampered him for the final couple of weeks of 2010. He could still contribute double-digit homers in part-time at-bats, but it'd likely require a significant BA tradeoff and isn't something you'd bet on.
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