Placido Polanco agrees to $2.75M deal with Marlins

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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 4:39 pm

MIAMI (AP) - Third baseman Placido Polanco has agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.

The 37-year-old battled injuries this year and hit .257 with two home runs and 19 RBIs in 90 games with the Philadelphia Phillies. The 15-year veteran is a career .299 hitter with 103 homers.

The deal Thursday, which includes $250,000 in performance bonuses, solidifies the Marlins' lineup following a payroll purge. Other projected starters include Logan Morrison at first, Donovan Solano at second, Adeiny Hechavarria at shortstop, Jeff Brantly at catcher, Giancarlo Stanton in right, Justin Ruggiano in center and Juan Pierre in left.

Polanco was chosen to start in the All-Star game for the second time in 2011, but last year he went only 10 for 58 (.172) after June 30.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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