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Miami Marlins morning news: Bryan Morris settles at $1.35 million

Morris has a deal for 2016. Plus links on Wei-Yin Chen and Dee Gordon.

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Marlins News

The Marlins and reliever Bryan Morris settled on a $1.35 million salary for 2015, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

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.

Miami had interest in signing Jeff Francoeur but was not prepared to give him a major league deal:

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:

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.

Johnson appears to be ideal complement for Bour. Johnson hit .326 vs left-handers last season, while Bour hit just .221 against lefties, albeit in just 68 at-bats.

Bour, conversely, hit .271 vs. right handers, while Johnson hit .212 vs. right-handers.

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.