The Miami Marlins added a succession of all-stars in the last week, with lefthander Mark Buehrle the latest.
After passing a physical, he signed a $58 million, four-year deal reached Wednesday, capping a whirlwind spending spree by the heretofore frugal Marlins.
Along with Buehrle, the Marlins signed NL batting champion Jose Reyes and closer Heath Bell, and the three contracts totaled $191 million.
Buehrle bolsters a rotation that struggled without ace righthander Josh Johnson, who made just nine starts before being sidelined for the season by right shoulder inflammation. Johnson's expected to be ready for spring training, and he and Buehrle could form a formidable combination.
Since his first full season in 2001, the durable lefthander leads the majors in games started and innings pitched while ranking fourth in wins with 157, all with the Chicago White Sox.
Also, Miami has started gauging interest in Hanley Ramirez, who is believed unwilling to move from shortstop despite the signing of Reyes, ESPN's Buster Olney said.
Marlins reliever Leo Nunez apologized for using a fake name and age, saying he falsified his identify when he was young so he could play professional baseball.
His real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo and he's 29, a year older than listed in the Marlins' media guide.
Officials in the Dominican Republic said he would not be prosecuted because he was cooperating with a larger investigation of fake documents.