Marlins to explore extending Dee Gordon

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Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins will explore extending second baseman Dee Gordon. Gordon is receptive to the possibility, saying, “I love it here –– the ballpark, the coaches, the staff.”

The Marlins acquired Gordon in a trade with the Dodgers last December. He won the National League batting title, batting .333/.359/.418 with a major league-best 205 hits and 58 stolen bases while scoring 88 runs in 653 plate appearances. Gordon is eligible for arbitration for the second of four years and can hit free agency after the 2018 season.

Jackson notes that the Marlins also want to extend shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, but he wants a deal similar to the eight-year, $120 million contract Elvis Andrus signed with the Rangers.