Gordon inks deal with Marlins R
NL batting champion Dee Gordon signed a $50 million, five-year contract Monday with the Miami Marlins.
More than a dozen of Gordon’s relatives attended a news conference to announce the deal.
“My family stuck with me through the hard times,” Gordon said. “I’m glad they’re here for the good times.”
Gordon is a late-bloomer who didn’t become serious about baseball until he was in college. But he led the NL in batting (.333), hits (205) and stolen bases (58) last season, his first in Miami after being acquired in a trade with the Dodgers.
“I instantly loved the way they treated me here,” the 27-year-old second baseman said.