Marlins agree to $6.5M deal with Stanton, also avoid arbitration with Dunn, Cishek
Stanton, who currently makes $537,000 a year, will see his salary jump to $6.5 million in 2014, according to FOX Sports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal. He will earn an additional $100,000 if he makes 600 plate appearances, a feat he has accomplished just once (601 in 2011) in his four seasons.
The 24-year-old doesn’t become a free agent until the 2017 season, but could be traded before then if he elects to continue with one-year contracts rather than sign long term with the organization. Since breaking in as a rookie in 2010 (489 games), Stanton has knocked 117 home runs.
Earlier in the offseason, Miami didn’t tender right-hander Ryan Webb’s contract. Webb signed with the Orioles. The Marlins also traded outfielder Justin Ruggiano, who was up for arbitration, to the Cubs in December.
— Steve Cishek (@srSHREK31) January 17, 2014