Catcher Paul Lo Duca, obtained from Los Angeles in one of last year’s more hotly debated trades, has signed a 3 year, $18 million deal with the Florida Marlins.

RHP Gil Meche has signed a one-year, $2.55 million contract with Seattle, thus avoiding arbitration. Meche was 7-7 with a 5.01 ERA last year, but had a respectable 2nd half, going 6-2 with a 3.95 ERA, and pitching at least 10 innings in ten of his last 13 starts.