Originally posted on Sun Sentinel  |  Last updated 1/3/12
It’s not as splashy as signing as Heath Bell, Jose Reyes or Mark Buehrle, but the Marlins added another free agent who already has shown his worth to the club. According to a source familiar with the deal, Greg Dobbs and the Marlins have agreed to a two-year, $3 million contract. Dobbs has to undergo a physical before the contract officially is announced. Dobbs last season joined the Marlins on a minor-league deal and made the club out of spring training as the primary left-handed bat off the bench. He received more playing time than anyone imagined, appearing in 134 games, including 100 at third base. Dobbs started 84 games at the hot corner, six in the outfield, three at first and two as the DH. He batted .275/.311/.389 and as a pinch-hitter was 10-for-27 (.370) with a .919 on-base plus slugging percentage.
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