According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Miami Marlins and free-agent Greg Dobbs have agreed to terms on a two-year deal to retain the third baseman. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports confirmed the report, also adding the deal is worth $3 million.
It was reported last week the Marlins' top priority at the time was re-signing veteran Greg Dobbs, but it's hard to imagine the team didn't outbid themselves here.
Dobbs, 33, hit .275/.311/.389 with 8 homers in 439 plate appearances in his first season with the Marlins last year. The veteran was on a minor league deal, but his 2011 guaranteed him $3 million over the next two years. He'll serve as the team's backup third baseman, behind Hanley Ramirez.
- Twitter / @clarkspencer: The #marlins have agreed with Greg Dobbs on a 2-year deal.
- Twitter / @JonHeymanCBS: dobbs gets $3M for the 2 years. thats $1.5M a year for greg dobbs. i said it twice so youll believe me. #marlins