Marlins and Dan Uggla headed to arbitration

Updated: January 20, 2009, 5:19 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins agreed to one-year contracts with pitcher Ricky Nolasco, outfielder Cody Ross and utility player Alfredo Amezaga on Tuesday, avoiding salary arbitration with all three players.

Nolasco agreed to a $2.4 million, one-year deal and can earn $50,000 in performance bonuses. The 26-year-old right-hander had a breakout season in 2008, going 15-8 with a 3.52 ERA in 212 1-3 innings. He made the major league minimum $390,000 last year.

Ross gets $2.25 million next ...

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