Gordon says agent, Marlins talking extension

Fresh off breakout year, All-Star second baseman won't qualify for free agency until '19

Gordon says agent, Marlins talking extension

MIAMI -- After turning in one of the most decorated individual seasons in Marlins history, Dee Gordon might be capping his year with a long-term contract. The All-Star second baseman said his agent has been in discussions with Miami about an extension.

As a guest on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" show Wednesday morning, Gordon confirmed his camp has been in talks with the Marlins regarding a multiyear deal. A source told MLB.com that the discussions are preliminary and have just recently started.

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Gordon is represented by Beverly Hills Sports Council.

"My agent is doing the talking," Gordon said on the show. "They're just keeping me in the loop. I think it's going pretty well right now. We'll see how that goes. I'm just playing the waiting game. We're going to do the right thing."

For months, the Marlins have made it clear they are open to offering an extension to the 27-year-old second baseman.

Gordon on first Gold Glove

Acquired from the Dodgers in a seven-player deal at the 2014 Winter Meetings, Gordon had a breakout season. He paced the National League in batting average (.333), and his 205 hits and 58 stolen bases were the most in the Majors.

Gordon is the first player to lead the NL in batting average and stolen bases since Jackie Robinson in 1949. He also is the first infielder to win the Gold Glove, batting title and stolen base crown in the same year.

Over the past few weeks, Gordon racked up his share of prestigious awards. He received the Rawlings Gold Glove, Louisville Silver Slugger and was the Wilson Award top defensive second baseman. He also finished 16th in the NL MVP voting.

Gordon made $2.5 million in 2015, with the Dodgers picking up the entire salary. He's arbitration-eligible and won't qualify for free agency until 2019.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.