Uggla, Sanchez, Pinto agree to terms
The Marlins avoided an arbitration hearing with Dan Uggla.
The two-time All-Star second baseman has reached agreement on a one-year contract worth $7.8 million.
Also on Monday, the Marlins reached agreement on one-year deals for right-hander Anibal Sanchez and lefty Renyel Pinto, avoiding arbitration on both players.
Sanchez will make $1.25 million, plus he can earn another $100,000 for games started.
“It feels good to get this out of the way,” Uggla said. “I can’t say that I’m going to for sure be a Marlin, because no one knows that. But I feel with the situation I’m in, I’m happy to be with the Marlins. I love it down there. They worked really well with me to come to an agreement, so I don’t have to go to an arbitration hearing. So I’m happy.”
The Marlins announced the agreement late Monday afternoon.
– Joe Frisaro