29 September 2011
In news that seemed to slip threw the cracks this week with the last game of the Marlins as the Florida Marlins approaching and news of the possible hiring of Ozzie Guillen, the Marlins and second baseman Omar Infante have agreed to a two year contract extension worth $8 million. Omar was in the last year of his current contract and had rejected the Marlins first offer this month.
This extension would come as a surprise to any Marlins fan who has not paid attention to the team since the All-Star break as Infante had a very poor start to the season. However since the All-Star break he has hit .314 with six home runs, 30 RBI, and 22 runs, and his defense has been pretty good all year.
Also their is news from the Dominican Republic coming out about Juan Carlos Oviedo, a.k.a Leo Nunez. Apparently no criminal charges will be filed against him in the Dominican because he was forth coming about the information and has been very cooperative with authorities. Oviedo talked with fellow Marlins closer Edward Mujica earlier this week and said he was optimistic about his chances of playing in MLB next season, but he still could face penalties from both MLB and the U.S. government.
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