The Marlins have agreed to a five-year extension worth $50 million with their All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon.
According to a source, Gordon reached the agreement that would keep him with the Marlins through 2020 with a vesting option for the 2021 season worth $14 million.
Gordon, 27, was entering his first year of arbitration eligibility after coming off a stellar season in which he won the National League batting title, his first Gold Glove and led the majors in hits (205) and stolen bases (58).
Gordon became the first major-league player to lead a league in batting average and stolen bases since Jackie Robinson in 1949.
Gordon was one of two Marlins along with outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to be selected to the All-Star Game last season. But Gordon was unable to play after injuring his thumb just days before All-Star Weekend.
Gordon hit .333 with an on-base percentage of .359, four home runs, 46 RBI and scored 88 runs in 145 games during his first year with the Marlins.
Gordon has a career batting average of .293 with 188 stolen bases.
Gordon spent four seasons with the Dodgers before being traded to the Marlins in a deal that included pitcher Dan Haren and infielder Miguel Rojas.
In 2014 with Los Angeles, Gordon hit .289 and showed off his speed and skill by stealing 64 bases and hitting 12 triples. He also displayed tremendous defensive skills while playing primarily at shortstop for the Dodgers under then-coach Don Mattingly.
Gordon is getting a second chance to play for Mattingly, whom the Marlins hired in October.