5:16pm: Helms will receive $1.9MM over the two years.
3:54pm: According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Marlins signed infielder Wes Helms to a two-year extension. Helms had a $3.75MM option for ’09 with a $750K buyout. Terms aren’t known yet, but the Fish probably didn’t give him that much for ’09.
Helms, 32, hit .243/.299/.347 in 278 plate appearances while playing the infield corners as needed.