MIAMI -- Florida Marlins slugger Miguel Cabrera agreed
Thursday to a one-year contract that will pay him $472,000 in the
majors, meaning he'll likely be one of baseball's best bargains
again this season.
Cabrera batted .323 with 33 home runs and 116 RBI in his third
major league season last year. He'll be eligible for arbitration
for the first time after this season.
"I'm happy," Cabrera said. "You have to put up your numbers
every year and see what happens. My time is coming, you know?"
His contract calls for a $296,000 salary if he's in the minors.
Marlins right-hander Sergio Mitre agreed to a contract that pays
him $330,000 in the majors and $200,337 in the minors. The Marlins
renewed the contract of left-hander Jason Vargas, 5-5 as a rookie
last year, for the $327,000 minimum in the majors and $155,505 in
Every player on Florida's 40-man roster is under contract.