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- Updated: December 20, 2012
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald first reported that the Miami Marlins were close to signing third baseman Placido Polanco. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com later confirmed that Miami had agreed to sign the veteran third baseman. The deal is worth $2.75 million for one year, and includes performance bonuses.
Polanco, 37, hit a .257/.302/.327 batting line with 2 homers and 19 RBIs in 328 plate appearances for the Philadelphia Phillies last season. He almost missed half of the season this year due to back injuries.
Miami was seeking a third baseman after trading Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers in July. The Marlins were interested in veteran Miguel Tejada, who’s currently retired, and in Brandon Inge. According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, they explored trades options for Mike Olt, Nick Castellanosand Jedd Gyorko but those attempts proved unsuccessful.