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Dobbs Re-signs with Marlins

by Matthew on January 3, 2012

Jon Heyman at CBSsports.com reported Tuesday evening that the Florida Marlins have re-signed Greg Dobbs to a two-year contract.

Although the teams of $1.5M per year are not shocking numbers, the fact that the Marlins opted for two years was.

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Dobbs, 33, batted . just 275/.311/.389 with eight homers, 49 RBI and a .701 OPS over 439 plate appearances last year for the Marlins. Not really what you would call a heavy bat.  It is  likely he will  function as a utility man in 2012, primarily depth at third base as well as a solid veteran presence.

It’s been a pretty wild offseason in Miami, as the Marlins prepare for their move to South Beach for next season, and they’re bringing some pretty impressive talents along with them. Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell have all already agreed to big deals.

Since making his MLB debut in 2004, Dobbs has spent time in the majors with the Marlins, Phillies and Mariners, and was a key part of Philadelphia’s bench in 2007 and 2008, but he signed a minor league deal to join the Marlins last year.

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