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

 

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