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The Marlins have parted ways with their
home-run-hitting second baseman, agreeing on Tuesday afternoon to send
Dan Uggla to the Braves in exchange for infielder Omar Infante and
left-hander Mike Dunn, the Marlins announced in a release.
Uggla and the Marlins were attempting to reach an
extension but couldn’t agree on the framework of a deal. Uggla
reportedly wanted a five-year contract, but the Marlins didn’t want to
go any further than a proposed four-year, $48 million offer.
The 30-year-old Uggla made $7.8 million in 2010 and could yield $12 million in arbitration if he goes to a hearing. He is set to be a free after the 2011 campaign.
Infante would now likely replace Uggla as the
Marlins’ second baseman. In Dunn, Florida receives a young lefty
reliever it coveted this offseason.
Uggla will now be reunited with former manager Fredi Gonzalez in Atlanta.
– Alden Gonzalez
With the World Series now completed, the Marlins appear to be days away from making their managerial decision.
Speculation is growing that there are two finalists — Edwin Rodriguez and Bo Porter.
Rodriguez posted a 46-46 record with the Marlins after taking over for Fredi Gonzalez in late June. For the season, Florida was 80-82 — third place in the NL East.
Porter, meanwhile, spent 2010 on the Arizona staff after he was the Marlins third base and outfield coach from 2007-09.
A week ago, Marlins president David Samson said the team expected to make a managerial announcement after the World Series.
The Marlins will look to pick up the pace on naming a manager to get their offseason rolling. Once their manager is named, the team will look to round out its coaching staff.
Pitching coach Randy St. Claire is currently the only member of the 2010 staff under contract for next year.
Shortly after the season ended, the Marlins pursued Bobby Valentine, who withdrew from consideration a couple of weeks ago.
– Joe Frisaro