Braves sign Marrero through 2005

Feb. 23, 2004 at 1:58 PM

ATLANTA, Pa., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Atlanta outfielder-catcher Eli Marrero Monday signed a contract extension through 2005, the Braves announced.

Financial terms of the one-year extension were not disclosed.

"We are excited to have a player of Eli's ability and versatility on our roster," Braves General Manager John Schuerholz said. "Eli is a tremendous athlete who we will count on to be a valuable part of our club beyond this season."

Marrero, a former St. Louis Cardinal played just 41 games last season. He was sidelined by a sprain of his right angle.

Marrero played 339 games as a catcher and 152 in the outfield for St. Louis. He also played first base 41 times.

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