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 Posted: Wed Oct 5th, 2016 09:31 pm
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The Miami Marlins will return a pair of familiar faces in 2017, announcing Wednesday they've re-signed infielder Martin Prado to a three-year deal while exercising Ichiro Suzuki's $2-million team option.

Prado had an impressive second season with the Marlins, slashing .305/.359/.417 to go with 37 doubles in 153 games. The 32-year-old also emerged as a leader in the clubhouse, and Miami didn't hide its intentions of re-signing him long-term. Though financial terms weren't disclosed, Joe Frisaro of reports the extension is worth $40 million.

Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball later added that Prado's extension will earn him $11.5 million in 2017, $13.5 million in 2018, and $15million in 2019, a considerable boost from his $11-million salary this season.

Suzuki is coming off a milestone year that saw him record the 3000th hit of his illustrious MLB career, becoming the 30th member to accomplish the feat. The 42-year-old slashed .291/.354/.376 in his age-42 season.