The Marlins are nearing a deal with third baseman Placido Polanco, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. The Marlins plan to complete a one-year, $2.75MM contract with Polanco if he passes medical tests, Jackson reports. ACES represents Polanco.
The Phillies declined their half of the $5.5MM mutual option on Polanco's contract after the regular season, making him a free agent. The 37-year-old hit 15 doubles and posted a .257/.302/.327 batting line in 328 plate appearances this past season. He missed considerable time with back injuries, playing in just 90 games.