Matt Terl
Monday December 5th, 2011

Once the Miami Marlins moved their offer to free agent infielder Jose Reyes past $100 million over 6 years, things escalated quickly.  Now, according to a series of tweets from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, there is a deal officially in place.

According to Rosenthal's sources, the deal is for 6 years and $106 million dollars, pending a physical, and does not include a no-trade clause.'s Jon Heyman reports that, as expected, the plan is for Hanley Ramirez to move to third base to open the way for Reyes to play shortstop. Although the money is less than the $111 million that was initially rumored, Heyman also points out  -- based on a suggestion from one of his readers -- that the lack of a Florida state income tax makes $106 million worth a lot more coming from the Marlins than it might from another team.

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