Gordon given pendant to commemorate NL batting crown

Gordon given pendant to commemorate NL batting crown

MIAMI -- Turns out, Dee Gordon didn't receive all of his 2015 hardware on Opening Day. As a surprise during Tuesday's batting practice, owner Jeffrey Loria had one more gift for the two-time All-Star second baseman.

Loria surprised Gordon with a diamond-studded pendant sporting the Marlins' logo and a .333 inscription. The gift is to recognize Gordon winning the National League batting crown last season.

Gordon was all smiles when he saw the circular pendant in the dugout prior to the Marlins facing the Nationals at Marlins Park. Lost for words, Gordon blurted out, "This is sick! Thank you."

Gordon also told Loria that the contract extension he signed in January was already plenty.

Miami locked up Gordon to a five-year, $50 million deal a month before Spring Training.

In 2015, Gordon turned in one of the greatest individual seasons in franchise history. He was the NL batting champ, as well as the Major League leader in stolen bases (58) and hits (205).

Gordon also won his first Rawlings Gold Glove and Louisville Silver Slugger Awards. Wilson named him the top defensive second baseman.

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.