The Marlins and reliever Bryan Morris settled on a $1.35 million salary for 2015, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.
bryan morris, marlins settle at $1.35M— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 15, 2016
Dee Gordon agreed to a 5-year, $50 million deal with the Marlins that covers three arbitration years and at least two years of free agency.
Guaranteed portion of Gordon deal with #Marlins covers remaining three years of arbitration and two years of free agency.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 14, 2016
Miami had interest in signing Jeff Francoeur but was not prepared to give him a major league deal:
Source: #Marlins considered Francoeur, but did not offer him major-league deal. Seem to prefer C. Johnson, Gillespie as RH hitting reserves.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 12, 2016
Before signing Wei-Yin Chen, the Marlins were really interested in Yaisel Sierra:
Now that Scott Boras represents three Marlins starters, his relationship with the Marlins might be improving:
Scott Boras, whose relationship with Marlins appears to have improved considerably,represents 3 of team's top 4 starters (Jose, Chen,Cosart)— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) January 12, 2016
Chen can opt out of his contract after two seasons if he chooses to do so:
But there’s a catch: Chen, 30, can opt out after two seasons. The Marlins will pay him $6 million in 2016 and $14 million in 2017. He also is receiving an $8 million signing bonus.
Chris Johnson could be the ideal complement to Justin Bour, The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson points out.
Chris Narveson could win a spot on the Marlins' 25-man roster in 2016.
The Chen signing significantly alters the Marlins' rotation in a good way.
History shows January has been a quiet month for the Marlins in the past.
Around the League
San Diego signed Alexei Ramirez to a 1-year deal.
Logan Forsythe received a two-year extension from the Rays on Thursday.
The Orioles have reportedly made an offer to free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.
Chris Stewart signed a two-year extension to remain in Pittsburgh.