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Miami Marlins morning news: Dee Gordon close to setting hits and steals record

Gordon is close to having 200 hits and 60 steals. Plus notes on Adeiny Hechavarria and Giancarlo Stanton.

Marlins News

Dee Gordon is close to setting another record. According to's Joe Frisaro, Gordon is close to posting 200 hits and 60 steals, something that has only been done 12 other times.

Gordon had an RBI single in the ninth inning of Miami's 6-4 loss to the Rays on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. The 27-year-old now has 198 hits and 56 steals.

"It's special," Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. "It truly is a tribute to the type of year that he's having. Gordon is a unique person. He's a special player. His character is off the charts."

Adeiny Hechavarria has thrived defensively all season. The Marlins think he deserves a Gold Glove.

Miami has opted to shut Giancarlo Stanton down for the remainder of the season.

A strong finish might mean more for the Marlins than it does for some other teams.

Mike Dunn and Bryan Morris have put things into perspective with tattoos.

Justin Bour is really valuable, but only in a certain capacity.

Tyler Kolek is on his way to turning things around.

Around the League

Toronto took the American League East. But the Yankees still have an opportunity.

Boston is planning on retaining John Farrell.

J.J. Hardy has played the entire season with a torn labrum.

Yoenis Cespedes was hit by a pitch but only has a bruise.

At Fish Stripes

-Miami Marlins should create platoon situation at first base - Fish Stripes
The Marlins have lacked consistency at first base over the last few seasons. Justin Bour has proven to be half of the solution.

-Miami Marlins don't need notably active offseason to compete in 2016 - Fish Stripes

It shouldn't take a lot for the Marlins to be competitive next season.

-Marlins will attempt to lock up Dee Gordon this offseason - Fish Stripes

Dee Gordon has thrived all season. Miami wants to extend him.

Giancarlo Stanton shut down, but it's not a story - Fish Stripes

Nobody expected Stanton to return in 2015.