The Miami Marlins have reached an agreement on a two-year deal with left-handed relief pitcher Mike Dunn, according to the player’s agency, O’Connell Sports. The deal will pay him $2.35 million over the 2015 season and $3.45 million over the 2016 season, totaling the deal to a two-year, $5.8 million contract, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Also, Dunn can make up to an additional $100,000 in incentive bonuses, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
The 29-year-old left-hander was looking for a contract of $2.6 million for the 2015 season, which would of been almost double his contract in 2014. However, the Marlins countered his offer with their own of $2.35 million, when the two sides had exchanged figures in January. Per team policy, if a deal is not reached before the arbitration deadline, the Marlins won’t negotiate any more with that given player, but they will discuss multi-year contracts.
In 75 games pitched for the Marlins during the 2014 campaign, Dunn pitched to a 10-6 record, along with a 3.16 ERA, 121 ERA+ and a 3.06 FIP over 57 innings of work out of the bullpen. Over his six-year career, he has pitched for the New York Yankees (2009), Atlanta Braves (2010) and the Miami Marlins (2012-14). He has totaled a 20-19 record, along with a 3.36 ERA over 254 and 2/3 innings pitched in 311 games over his career.