Marlins Offer Uggla Four-Year Deal

The Marlins have offered Dan Uggla a four-year deal that starts with $8MM in 2011, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated (via Twitter).  The second baseman, however, is seeking a five-year pact with the club.

It was suggested late last week by the Palm Beach Post's Joe Capozzi that the Fish could have offered a four-year deal to the two-time All-Star.  Uggla's agent Terry Bross told the paper that there was some "movement" in the negotiations.

A 2011 salary of $8MM would essentially represent a lateral move for Uggla in the short-term as he earned $7.8MM this season.  Uggla is expected to earn upwards of $10MM next season if he heads to arbitration.

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