The Marlins will open spring training next month with more players than they had wins in 2012.

Monday, the team announced the signing of 17 players to minor league contacts with invitations to big league camp. They are: Right-handers Jonathan Albaladejo, John Maine, Doug Mathis, Chad Qualls, Kevin Slowey, Jordan Smith, Mitch Talbot and Michael Wuertz; left-hander Zach Phillips; catcher Craig Tatum; infielders Matt Downs, Nick Green, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Ed Lucas and Chris Valaika; and outfielders Jordan Brown and Austin Kearns.