Marlins, Buck agree to 3-year deal

ORLANDO, Fla. — All-Star catcher John Buck and the Florida Marlins have finalized an $18 million, three-year contract.

Buck, a former Salt Lake City resident, passed his physical Wednesday and the deal was completed, a day after the sides agreed to terms.

Black, Gardenhire named top managers

NEW YORK — Bud Black hung on to win this race. Ron Gardenhire became a first-time Manager of the Year, too, after so many near misses.

A month after his San Diego Padres were knocked out of the playoff chase on the final day, Black nudged Cincinnati's Dusty Baker by one point for the NL award Wednesday.

—Deseret News staff and wire reports