The Miami Marlins are THE premiere destination for older ex-Phillies. With Greg Dobbs already on board, the Marlins added Juan Pierre earlier this offseason. According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, Placido Polanco will be the latest addition to the Marlins' infield.
The Marlins are still expected to trade starter Ricky Nolasco, due $11 million this upcoming season. Nolasco has requested a trade and the Marlins appear eager to oblige. Since the Marlins already traded Yunel Escobar, acquired in the trade with the Toronto Blue Jays , Polanco will be the highest paid Marlins player at the $2.75 million Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports he will earn. The second-highest salary will go to former Phillie Juan Pierre at $1.6 million, followed by former Phillie Greg Dobbs at $1.5 million.
Polanco will likely be the Marlins' starting third baseman.