Report: Dee Gordon, Marlins “making progress” on extension

The Miami Marlins are “making progress” on an extension for second baseman Dee Gordon, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

Gordon’s agent, Rick Thurman, met with the Marlins at the Winter Meetings and going off Frisaro’s report, it seems like talks are going well.

Gordon, 27, was acquired by the Marlins last offseason in a big trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers and in his first year in Miami, he played very well, hitting .333 with four home runs, 46 RBI and 58 stolen bases.

There was a report from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe in November that Gordon was generating a lot of interest on the trade market, but it appears that they are much more likely to sign him to an extension rather than trade him.

Gordon is arbitration eligible through the 2018 season, so it’s likely that an extension would buy out the rest of his arbitration years.

With the two sides making progress on a deal, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a deal get done sometime soon, maybe even during the meetings.

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