Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon has received an 80-game suspension from MLB after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, according to multiple reports.
Gordon, who led the National League with a .333 batting average last season and got the starting nod in his second career All-Star Game, was off to a fairly average start in 2016, slashing .267/.283/.344 with six stolen bases and five extra base hits. The Marlins are off to a 10-11 start.
The Marlins signed Gordon to a five-year contract extension worth $50 million this past offseason. Many considered this a bargain for Miami, especially in a growing free agent market. Gordon will be forced to sit for half of the first season of his new deal.