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This Day in Marlins History
February 12th

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2002 For the first time in its history, Major League Baseball will own a team after acquiring the Expos from Jeffrey Loria. The former Montreal owner sells the Expos for $120 million, then buys the Florida Marlins for $158.5 million with the difference being made up with a loan from major league baseball.
2002 With unanimous approval of the sale of the Florida Marlins to Jeffrey Loria, the former owner of the Montreal Expos, and the MLB's acquisition of the Montreal franchise, many personnel changes are announced. The Expos name Frank Robinson as their manager, Tony Tavares as president, along with Omar Minaya as the general manager, while south of the border, former Expo skipper Jeff Torborg will pilot the Marlins, with Larry Beinfest as the GM, and David Samson taking over the duties of team president.
2009 Dan Uggla (.260, 32, 92), eligible for arbitration for the first time, is awarded $5.35 million by the process. The All-Star second baseman, who has averaged 30 home runs and 90 RBIs his first three seasons in the majors, rejected the Marlins' offer of $4.4 million.

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