We already had received word that the Miami Marlins had made contract offers to first baseman Albert Pujols, shortstop Jose Reyes and pitcher Mark Buehrle, but it appears they've extended an offer to another prominent free agent as well. According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Marlins recently made an offer to free agent reliever Ryan Madson.
The offer apparently isn't particularly significant, though, as Heyman adds that Madson still hasn't opted to visit Marlins management in Miami yet. Pujols, Reyes and Buehrle have all met with Marlins officials already, so clearly they believed the Marlins were serious in their respective pursuits.
Reports previously swirled that Madson had agreed to a four-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, but it was since established that wasn't the case, and the Phils have since signed Jonathan Papelbon to fill Madson's role. That reported offer was a four-year deal worth $44 million, and while we don't know how accurate or inaccurate that report ultimately was, it's clear that Madson is looking for significant money.