Nunez agrees for $2 million
The Marlins on Tuesday reached agreement on a one-year, $2 million deal with closer Leo Nunez.
Nunez, 26, will head into Spring Training as the frontrunner to close. The right-hander is in his
first season of arbitration, and he collected 26 saves in 33 opportunities a year ago.
Acquired from the Royals for Mike Jacobs in 2008, Nunez appeared in 75 games and he finished 4-6 with
a 4.06 ERA. He tossed 68 2/3 innings, striking out 60 while walking 27. He was hurt by the long ball,
allowing 13 home runs.
When 2009 began, Nunez was in a setup role to Matt Lindstrom, who was traded to the Astros in
Nunez made $414,500 in 2009.
— Joe Frisaro