Turns out the Marlins liked what they received in the Dan Uggla trade with Atlanta. The Herald has confirmed a mlb.com report that the Marlins and Omar Infante have agred to a two-year deal that will pay him $8 million.
Infante has charmed with his defense and come on strong at the plate the second half, convincing the Marlins that he's one worth keeping. The Marlins also ended up receiving left-handed reliever Mike Dunn in last November's trade with the Braves.
The two sides began discussing a deal several weeks ago, with Infante rejecting the team's initial one-year offer.
After going to Atlanta, the 31-year-old Uggla and the Braves worked out a 5-year deal totaling $62 million. The Marlins, in essence, will end up getting Infante, who is 29, for three years and $10.5 million, not to mention Dunn.
Which side did better? The Braves or the Marlins?