Dobbs agrees to 2-year deal

MIAMI — Greg Dobbs, a key contributor in a difficult 2011, is remaining with the club.

According to a source, Dobbs has agreed to a two-year deal, pending completion of his physical.

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported Dobbs will earn $3 million over the two years. MLB.com also has confirmed the terms.

Dobbs had attracted interest from several teams, including the Nationals.

The veteran was one of the Marlins most productive players last year, batting .275 with eight home runs and 49 RBIs in 411 at-bats.

As a pinch-hitter, he made big impact, hitting .370 (10-for-27) with a home run and eight RBIs.

The Marlins are reshuffling their infield with Jose Reyes at shortstop and Hanley Ramirez moving to third base. Dobbs provides depth at third base or first.

In 2011, Dobbs was a bargain, signing a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training.

Joe Frisaro

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