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Miami Marlins morning news: Dee Gordon officially signs contract extension

Dee Gordon officially signed his five-year extension. Plus links on Jose Fernandez, a possible platoon at first base, and more.

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Marlins News

The Marlins held a press conference on Monday for Dee Gordon, who officially signed his five-year, $50 million extension. At his press conference Gordon raved about the Marlins organization, which made the decision to sign with in Miami long-term an easy one, via Joe Frisaro of MLB.com:

"Once I got traded here from [Los Angeles], I instantly loved it. I love the way they treat me here, so signing the extension was pretty much a no-brainer because I love it here. I get to see my grandmother, my uncles, my dad all the time, so yeah, it's pretty much a no-brainer."

The Marlins avoided arbitration with all six players who were arbitration eligible, including Jose Fernandez. Fernandez could earn up to $3 million this season.

What appeared like a slight possibility a few months ago, it now seems unlikely that the Marlins will deal Jose Fernandez.

Justin Bour was a nice surprise for the Marlins in 2015, but it is unclear whether he will take over the position full time next season. With Chris Johnson now in the fold, should the Marlins consider a platoon at first base?

Around the League

Justin Upton agreed to a five-year deal with the Detroit Tigers.

The Arizona Diamondbacks and A.J. Pollack are reportedly close to a one-year deal.

After being acquired by the Yankees in the offseason, Starlin Castro could possibly see some time at third base this season.

Yeonis Cespedes remains a free agent late in the offseason and a number of teams are still interested.