MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Marlins spent some more money, agreeing
to a $7.8 million, one-year contract with second baseman Dan Uggla
and reaching deals with pitchers Anibal Sanchez and Reynal Pinto.
The frugal Marlins, under pressure from the players'
association, agreed last week to increase their payroll from last
year's $37.5 million, the major league low. Two days later, they
agreed to a $39 million, four-year contract with pitcher Josh
Johnson, a deal the team still has not officially announced.
Sanchez's deal Monday is for $1.25 million. Pinto got
Uggla hit .243 with a Marlins-high 31 homers and 90 RBIs last
year. He defeated Florida in arbitration last winter, when he was
awarded a salary of $5.35 million rather than the team's offer of