The Miami Marlins are wanting to keep Dee Gordon around as the team looks for a foundation to build from, reportedly offering the infielder a five-year extension, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
Despite the five-year offer, Gordon is reportedly hoping to receive a deal that covers at least seven seasons.
With the two sides a couple years off on contract length, talks are moving slowly, but, however, are moving, according to Heyman. The Marlins are optimistic a deal will get done, but the team will likely have to give a more extensive contract to get the extension done.
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Gordon was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to 2015, and proved to be the answer Miami needed at second base, earning a Gold Glove along with his second All-Star Game appearance. Becoming the Marlins' new lead off hitter paid off has he batted .333/.359/.418 with 46 RBI and 58 stolen bases en route to a Silver Slugger award.