Marlins, Omar Infante Agree To Extension

The Marlins have reached an agreement with second baseman Omar Infante on a two-year contract believed to be worth $8MM, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.  Infante passed his physical Tuesday, tweets Frisaro.

The Marlins acquired Infante in last November's Dan Uggla trade and plugged the 29-year-old Venezuelan in at second base this year. He has a .277/.316/.381 line in 629 plate appearances in his first season for the Marlins and final season before free agent eligibility.

Combine his 2011 performance with his All-Star 2010 campaign and you get a projected Type B ranking. That means the Marlins would have obtained a compensatory pick in next year's draft if Infante had turned down an offer of arbitration to sign with another club as a free agent.

On most nights, this would easily be the biggest Marlins news, but that's not the case tonight. Jack McKeon announced that he won't return as manager in 2012 and the White Sox released Ozzie Guillen, who is expected to sign with Florida. For even more Marlins links click here.


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21 Comments on "Marlins, Omar Infante Agree To Extension"


Lunchbox45
3 years 11 months ago

Marlins win the Uggla trade

Henry Sanchez
3 years 11 months ago

how do you figure they won? Uggla has had a monster second half for them.

Lunchbox45
3 years 11 months ago

it was sarcasm.. the marlins would have been better off trading for a pep talk from chipper jones

3 years 11 months ago

Farrrr from being determined. 

3 years 11 months ago

Good sign, He’s good player with a very solid defense at 2B. Alot of teams would’ve wanted him.

Lunchbox45
3 years 11 months ago

ya for a bench role maybe.. that .316 obp has no business in a starting lineup

marlinsdoit
3 years 11 months ago

Solid defense is somethingthe fish were lacking at that position the last few seasons. Watching infante this season, has really opened my eyes when It comes to his defense. Offense/obp? well, he def could be better. .316 should be higher for an everyday player.

baybombers
3 years 11 months ago

SF eleven’s plan hit a bump in the road

3 years 11 months ago

Brian sabean is furious he can’t add another veteran low obp hacker to his lineup! He probably had the 3 year 21 million dollar offer ready.

miamiroc
3 years 11 months ago

Yeah because Sabean hasn’t won a World Series with that approach recently…right?

baybombers
3 years 11 months ago

hahahaha he probably did, resign tejada at 2 years 18 million says brian

3 years 11 months ago

Meh….i dont know how to feel about this move

3 years 11 months ago

Probably about as good as you can do for 2 years $8 mil.

miamiroc
3 years 11 months ago

Omar is not really there to post Dan Uggla numbers at the plate. He is there for his gold glove caliber defense at 2B. The philosophy of the club values defense, especially in the infield. Besides, its not like the Fish were one Dan Uggla away from a playoff run this year anyways. Their SP and lack of consistency from the CF position were obvious set backs this year.

3 years 11 months ago

I like Infante a lot and he can play a lot of positions without sucking, but he IS NOT a gold glover at any of them.

miamiroc
3 years 11 months ago

Sorry dude but his .990 fielding percentage says otherwise. He may not actually win a gold glove because he is not flashy with the glove, but he does play that caliber of defense. Check the stats.

Brv Rocks
3 years 11 months ago

Fielding % is not exactly the best way to measure overall defensive ability.  Omar’s big weakness is his lack of range….though 2B is his best defensive position.

3 years 11 months ago

Infante’s UZR is 8.0, 4th best in MLB, 2nd best in NL.  RngR is  a 6.0, good enough for 5th in MLB.  RF is 4th in MLB.  His OOZ is pretty middle of the pack and ZR is eh.  I’ll take soft hands and a cool head any day at 2nd base.  I think you’re fooling yourself if you don’t think he plays gold glove defense.

Smrtbusnisman04
3 years 11 months ago

 Anything to boost their sales…..idk

Lunchbox45
3 years 11 months ago

I mentioned it to Tony Reagins, but he didn’t understand

Lunchbox45
3 years 11 months ago

you spelt ‘Trout’ wrong