Monday, June 25, 2018
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Marlins sign 2B Gordon to 5-year deal

MIAMI — Reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon agreed to terms on a $50 million, five-year contract extension with the Marlins, avoiding salary arbitration.

The second baseman led the majors last season with 205 hits and 58 stolen bases and batted .333. He became the first player to lead the NL in average and stolen bases since Jackie Robinson in 1949. Gordon also was one of the top defensive second basemen in the league by most advanced metrics.

The deal was the latest in a busy week for the Marlins. They signed left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to an $80 million, five-year deal and also acquired backup infielder Chris Johnson.

On Wednesday, Miami also signed former Rays right-hander Edwin Jackson to a one-year deal for the major-league minimum $507,500. Jackson, 32, made 47 relief appearances for the Cubs and Braves last season.

MEXICO GAMES: Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said Major League Baseball will return to the city in March for a two-game exhibition series between the Astros and the Padres. MLB hasn't been played in Mexico's capital since March 2004.

OBITUARY: Former All-Star left-hander Luis Arroyo died in Puerto Rico, about a month after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 88. Mr. Arroyo helped pitch the Yankees to the 1961 World Series championship.

WHITE SOX: Jason Benetti was hired as a TV play-by-play announcer, with Ken Harrelson taking a reduced role.

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