Infante agrees to deal with stay with Marlins
Florida Marlins second baseman Omar Infante says he has agreed to terms on an $8 million, two-year contract to remain with the team.
Infante confirmed the deal before Tuesday's game against Washington. He would have been eligible for free agency after the season.
''I want to stay here,'' he said. ''The organization gave me an opportunity to play every day. That's what I want.''
Infante said he was looking forward to playing for fellow Venezuelan Ozzie Guillen, who is expected to be hired this week as the Marlins' manager.
Infante was acquired last offseason in the deal that sent Dan Uggla to Atlanta. Infante went into Tuesday's game batting .279 with seven home runs, 49 RBIs and only eight errors in 146 games.