Video: Dee Gordon dunks on Christian Yelich during a post-game interview

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Outfielder Christian Yelich played the role of hero for the Marlins on Friday night against the Rays, delivering a walk-off RBI single to left-center in the bottom of the 10th. It was Yelich’s third RBI of the night, as he had previously singled in two runs in the fourth inning.

During Yelich’s post-game interview, his Marlin teammates pulled off an elaborate celebration. Most players are met with a shaving cream pie (or towel) to the face, but Dee Gordon took it to the next level. Pitcher Mat Latos appeared behind Yelich with a small basketball net with a backboard while Gordon ran up from the dugout and slam dunked a ball through the net over Yelich.

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Yelich had the composure to continue the interview despite getting posterized.

Rockies, Trevor Story agree on two-year, $27.5 million contract

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ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Rockies and shortstop Trevor Story have come to terms on a two-year, $27.5 million deal, buying out his two remaining years of arbitration eligibility.

Story, 27, and the Rockies did not agree on a salary before the deadline earlier this month. Story filed for $11.5 million while the team countered at $10.75 million. The average annual value of this deal — $13.75 million — puts him a little bit ahead this year and likely a little bit behind next year.

This past season in Colorado, Story hit .294/.363/.554 with 35 home runs, 85 RBI, 111 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases over 656 trips to the plate. He also continued to rank among the game’s best defensive shortstops. Per FanGraphs, Story’s 10.9 Wins Above Replacement over the last two seasons is fifth-best among shortstops (min. 1,000 PA) behind Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and Marcus Semien.

With third baseman Nolan Arenado likely on his way out via trade, one wonders if the same fate awaits Story at some point over the next two seasons.