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Nolasco contract update

The Marlins continue to have interest in signing Ricky Nolasco long-term, but at this point, the right-hander’s agent, Matt Sosnick, has been doing his pre-work on a one-year deal.

Sosnick on Thursday appeared on the Diamond Hoggers’ Baseball Show and he shed some light on the contract talks.

Sosnick said the sides have agreed on the number of years, but are “about 20 percent” off on the salary. Sosnick anticipates talks to pick up again in November or December.

On Friday, Sosnick responded to that he hadn’t talked with the Marlins in “almost two months.”

The number of years the sides were talking about over the summer was three.

Nolasco earned $3.8 million in 2010, and he has two more seasons left of arbitration, if a multi-year contract isn’t reached. So the right-hander won’t have the necessary service time to be a free agent until after the 2012 season.

If the sides don’t agree on a minimum of three years, there is a strong chance the Marlins will sign Nolasco for separate contracts for 2011 and 2012, which will be the organization’s first season in their retractable-roof ballpark.

— Joe Frisaro

J.J. contract update

Sometime this week the Marlins plan to have discussions with agent Matt Sosnick regarding a contract for Josh Johnson.

Whether there is movement on a multiyear deal will depend on a key factor.

Sosnick claims if the Marlins will guarantee a four-year deal then he will listen.

Arbitration-eligible for the second time, Johnson is in line to make about $4.2 million in 2010, if both sides don’t reach a multiyear agreement for the 6-foot-7 right-hander.

— Joe Frisaro



Nolasco agrees for $3.8 million

Ricky Nolasco, who started on Opening Day this past season, has reached agreement on a one-year, $3.8 million contract, avoiding arbitration.

In his second year of arbitration, Nolasco is coming off an up-and-down campaign where he finished 13-9 with a 5.06 ERA.

“Ricky was dominant at times in 2009, and I think you’re going to see Ricky have a really, really good year in 2010,” said Matt Sosnick, Nolasco’s agent.

The 27-year-old right-hander, who made $2.4 million this past year, struck out 195 in 185 innings.

Sosnick also represents Josh Johnson. And while there is an impassed to secure a multiyear deal with Florida, Sosnick hasn’t ruled out an agreement eventually being reached to keep Johnson with the Marlins for at least a few more seasons.

“We’re doing everything we can to try to bridge the gap, and get a deal done,” Sosnick said. “And we’re wanting to do something that will keep J.J. in Florida for the long term.”

— Joe Frisaro