Marlins, Chapman nearing deal?

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Marlins are believed to have increased their initial offer of $13 million to free agent P Aroldis Chapman.

The newspaper added that Chapman could sign with a team in the next few days. One source told the Sun Sentinel that he expected Chapman to sign with the Angels or Blue Jays, perhaps for as much as $21 million. In other Marlins news, the Sun Sentinel noted 2B Dan Uggla appears likely to begin the season with the team. Florida had hoped to deal him this offseason because of his high salary.

If Uggla stays, the Marlins instead might try to move 1B Jorge Cantu, who also is due a raise in arbitration.

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Marlins are believed to have increased their initial offer of $13 million to free agent P Aroldis Chapman.

The newspaper added that Chapman could sign with a team in the next few days. One source told the Sun Sentinel that he expected Chapman to sign with the Angels or Blue Jays, perhaps for as much as $21 million. In other Marlins news, the Sun Sentinel noted 2B Dan Uggla appears likely to begin the season with the team. Florida had hoped to deal him this offseason because of his high salary.

If Uggla stays, the Marlins instead might try to move 1B Jorge Cantu, who also is due a raise in arbitration.

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