8:47pm: Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel has the terms on Hermida’s contract: He’ll make $2.25MM in ’09 and can also earn up to $50K in performance bonuses.
8:19pm: Frisario is also reporting that the Fish have avoided arbitration with outfielder Jeremy Hermida, signing him to a one-year contract.
8:12pm: The Marlins have reached agreement on a one-year, $3.5MM deal with third baseman Jorge Cantu, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.
It’s a nice raise for Cantu, who made just $600K in 2008. The 26-year-old hit .277/.327/.481 with 29 home runs and 95 RBI for the Marlins last season. "Jorge is very happy, and he looks forward to the season," said his agent, Steve Canter.