Report: Marlins ink Nolasco

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Florida Marlins have reportedly signed pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a three-year contract.

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the deal is worth $26.5 million. The right-hander had two more seasons remaining in arbitration.

Nolasco, who turned 28 a week ago, posted a 14-9 record with a 4.51 earned run average last season. He struck out 147 and walked 33 despite missing the final month with a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December 2005 as part of the package for Juan Pierre, Nolasco has gone 54-39 with a 4.45 ERA in 131 career games -- 115 starts -- for the Marlins. He ranks second in team history in victories.


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