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Omar Infante’s two-year deal with Marlins worth $8 million

Sep 27, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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There’s no official announcement, but the two-year contract extension between Omar Infante and the Marlins that was first reported last night is worth $8 million, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sen Sentinel reports that Infante turned down the Marlins’ initial contract offer earlier this month, but the two sides continued to talk and eventually came to an agreement.

Infante is making $2.5 million this season as part of a three-year, $6.58 million deal signed with the Braves and would have been eligible for free agency this offseason. His production has predictably dropped off this season following a career-year in 2010, but Infante is a decent regular or top-notch utility man and $4 million per season is reasonable money.

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