Dee Gordon signs 5-year contract extension with Marlins

All-Star second baseman to remain in Miami through 2020 season


MIAMI – The Miami Marlins have signed All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon to a five-year contract extension.

Under the terms of the new contract announced Monday, Gordon will remain in Miami through the 2020 season, with a vesting option for the 2021 season.

"I'm thrilled to be affirming our long-term commitment to Dee Gordon, not only one of the most dynamic players in baseball, but also an outstanding young man," Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said in a statement released by the team. "It's truly incredible and historic what he did in his first season with our ball club. He adds great energy and camaraderie in the clubhouse, but what's more, he's an exceptional person off the field."

Gordon, 27, led the National League in batting (.333), hits (205) and stolen bases (58) in 2015.

The two-time All-Star came to Miami in a trade last year after spending the previous four seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers.