Marlins, Dee Gordon reportedly agree to five-year extension

Baseball The Marlins continued their spending spree Wednesday by agreeing with All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon on a five-year, $50 million contract extension, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.The deal, which covers all three years of Gordon’s arbitration eligibility and two years of free-agent eligibility, also includes a $14 million vesting option for a sixth year, the report said. Network’s Jon Heyman reported the contract includes a $1 million buyout. MORE: Eight retired former stars still getting paid | Why the remaining FA market is so confusingGordon greatly exceeded expectations in Miami last season after being traded from the Dodgers. The speedster produced a .333/.359/.418 slash line with 88 runs scored and 58 stolen bases. Gordon’s .333 average e

arned him the National League batting title. The Marlins have had a busy offseason. After bringing Don Mattingly into the dugout to manage the team, they shelled out $80 million over five years for free-agent starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen. They also have signed infielder Chris Johnson, pitcher Edwin Jackson this week. Miami was a trendy sleeper pick last season, but disappointed as injuries slowed its progression. With an abundance of young talent and a veteran manager leading the way, this could be the season the Marlins put it all together.


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