Miami Marlins Sign Utilityman; Avoid Arbitration

The Miami Marlins and utilityman Jon Berti avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract with a club option for 2024.

The deal will reportedly pay Berti $2.1 million in 2023 and the 2024 club option will be worth $3.5 million.

However, the additional option could rise to $4.125 million, depending on the amount of plate appearances Berti has this season.

Berti led the majors last season in stolen bases with 41, doing so in just 102 games. 

For his major-league career, spanning five seasons, the thirty-three-year-old holds a .244/.335/.353 triple-slash line, with 16 home runs, 87 RBIs, 76 stolen bases and 157 runs scored over 303 games played.

The deal buys out Berti's first two arbitration-eligible years as he will still have one more season before he joins free agency after the 2025 season.
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