Nolasco, Marlins agree to extension
The Florida Marlins and right-hander Ricky Nolasco have reached agreement on a three-year contract extension worth about $27 million, according to a source.
The deal is pending a physical.
The deal, if completed, would keep Nolasco under contract one year beyond when he would have otherwise entered free agency.
Earlier this weekend, it appeared the sides had arrived at an impasse in talks.
Nolasco, 28, is still in his salary-arbitration years and was due to receive a raise on the $3.8 million he earned this season. He went 14-9 with a 4.51 ERA in 26 starts in 2010.
The deal further solidifies the Marlins’ rotation as they prepare to open a new ballpark in 2012. Ace Josh Johnson has three years remaining on a $39 million contract he signed a year ago
Florida’s rotation next season will also include Anibal Sanchez, Chris Volstad and newcomer Javier Vazquez, who this month signed a $7 million, one-year deal.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.