Marlins, Realmuto avoid arbitration with $5.9 million deal

The Associated Press
Miami Marlins' J.T. Realmuto, right, hits a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Phillies get top catcher Realmuto from Marlins for 3 players

Miami Marlins' J.T. Realmuto, right, hits a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins avoided arbitration with J.T. Realmuto by agreeing to a $5.9 million deal with the All-Star catcher, who has been mentioned in numerous trade scenarios this offseason.

Realmuto hit .277 with 21 homers and 74 RBIs last season, when he made $2.9 million.

The deal reached Friday includes bonuses of $50,000 each for All-Star selection, Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award.

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The 27-year-old made his first All-Star team and won his first Silver Slugger Award in 2018.

Miami also reached one-year deals with pitchers Dan Straily ($5 million), Jose Urena ($3.2 million) and Adam Conley ($1,125,000) and infielder Miguel Rojas ($3,155,000.)

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