Placido Polanco: Joins Marlins Staff

Update: Polanco agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million contract with the Marlins on Thursday, the Miami Herald reports.

Recommendation: Polanco is expected to take over as the Marlins' starting third baseman, but after being limited to 90 games and hitting just .257 last season, it's likely that the Marlins will try to keep him fresh. Polanco could bat near the top of the order when he plays thanks to his ability to put together quality at-bats, but expect Greg Dobbs, who hit .285 over 120 games last season, to see ample action at the hot corner as well.

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