Rosenthal: Marlins sign Dee Gordon to five-year, $50 million extension
Just a couple days after FOX Sports insider Ken Rosenthal opined that the Miami Marlins should sign Dee Gordon to a long-term deal, it seems as though they've done exactly that.
According to Rosenthal, Miami has extended Gordon with a five-year, $50 million deal with a vesting option:
Sources: Dee Gordon, #Marlins have agreement in principle, five years, $50M with $14M vesting option for sixth year.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 14, 2016
Rosenthal went on to note that the first three years buy out his remaining arbitration seasons:
Guaranteed portion of Gordon deal with #Marlins covers remaining three years of arbitration and two years of free agency.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 14, 2016
The 27-year-old second baseman had an enormous 2015, in what was his first season with the Marlins. He was an All-Star, claimed the NL batting title (hitting .333), led the league in stolen bases with 58 and took home a Silver Slugger and Gold Glove award. Gordon was projected to make $5.9 million in arbitration this season, according to MLB Trade Rumors.
This was a big week for the Marlins, as they also signed free-agent pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to a five-year, $80 million deal.