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Cantu, Nunez sign 1-year deals with Marlins

By: AP
By: AP

MIAMI (AP) - Infielder Jorge Cantu and reliever Leo Nunez have
agreed to one-year contracts with the Florida Marlins, avoiding
arbitration.

Cantu, who made $3.5 million last year, agreed Tuesday for $6
million. Nunez, who made $412,500 in 2008, received a raise to $2
million.

Cantu hit .289 with 16 home runs and 100 RBIs last year while
dividing his time between first and third base.

Nunez had 26 saves in 33 chances for Florida in 2009, his first
year as a closer. He went 4-6 with a 4.06 ERA in 68 2-3 innings,
and his seven blown saves tied for second-highest in the National
League.


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