According to a source, the Marlins have agreed with left-handed pitcher Randy Choate on a two-year deal worth $2.5 million. He also will receive incentives in each year.
Choate, 35, gets $1 million in 2011 and $1.5 million in '12 from the Marlins with $150,000 in performance bonuses each year based upon appearances.
Choate was 4-3 with a 4.23 ERA in 85 games for the Tampa Bay Rays last season.
— Ken Rosenthal