Sep 27, 2011, 12:52 AM EDT
The Marlins might be busy working on a deal to hire Ozzie Guillen as their new manager, but they also set aside some time to work out a new contract with one of their current players.
According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins and Omar Infante have agreed to a two-year contract extension. Exact terms haven’t been released, but an official announcement is expected sometime Tuesday.
Infante came over to the Marlins along with left-hander Mike Dunn in the Dan Uggla trade last November. The 30-year-old is batting .279/.318/.386 with seven home runs, 49 RBI and a .703 OPS this season. While he can’t touch Uggla offensively, he has been a clear upgrade defensively at second base.
The Braves exercised Infante’s $2.5 million option prior to the trade with the Marlins last year. He was poised to become a free agent this offseason.
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