Free-Agent Pitcher Mark Buehrle Agrees to Join Marlins, Fox Says

Pitcher Mark Buehrle will rejoin former manager Ozzie Guillen on the Marlins, becoming the third free agent to sign with Miami this week, Fox Sports reported.

Buehrle, 32, was a four-time All-Star and had a 161-119 record in 12 seasons with the Chicago White Sox. He will sign a four-year, $58 million contract with the Marlins, Fox reported, without saying where it got the information.

The left-hander will be reunited in Miami with Guillen, his manager the past eight seasons in Chicago. Guillen signed a four-year deal in late September with the Marlins.

Guillen, who did not confirm the report of Buehrle’s signing, said he would be very satisfied if it’s true.

“I’m very happy to have this kid, he’s one of my favorite players,” Guillen told reporters at baseball’s Winter Meetings in Dallas. “Buehrle can pitch anywhere, this kid is special.”

Marlins spokesman Matt Roebuck said he had no comment on the report and that he didn’t expect the team to make any more announcements today.

The Marlins today introduced shortstop Jose Reyes, the second free-agent All-Star to join the team at the Winter Meetings. The signing of Heath Bell, who saved 132 games for the San Diego Padres the past three seasons, was announced two days ago.

Reyes won the National League batting title last season by hitting .337 for the New York Mets.

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