The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the contract won’t become final until Nolasco passes a physical.
Nolasco gets $6 million next season, $9 million in 2012 and $11.5 million in 2013.
The agreement further solidifies the Marlins‘ rotation as they prepare to open a new ballpark in 2012. Ace Josh Johnson has three years remaining on a $39 million contract he signed a year ago
Florida’s rotation next season will also include Anibal Sanchez, Chris Volstad and newcomer Javier Vazquez.