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Marlins' Dee Gordon hasn't offered to return pendant

Gordon also can't take BP in the presence of fans.

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Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon hasn't offered to return the pendant Owner Jeffrey Loria awarded him for winning a batting title, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.

Last month, Loria personally rewarded his second baseman, who at the end of April was suspended for PED use.

According to the Marlins, Gordon – who has been at extended spring training in Jupiter and isn’t playoff-eligible - has not offered to give back the expensive, custom-made diamond-studded pendant that Jeffrey Loria bought for him after winning last year’s batting and stolen base title.

Over 145 games last season, Gordon batted .333/.359/.418 to complement four home runs and 46 RBIs. But during the 2015 campaign, he could have been using performance-enhancing drugs.

Miami rewarded Gordon in the offseason with a five-year contract extension worth $50 million. Through 20 games this season he had a hitting line of .267/.283/.344 and 6 stolen bases.

Although Gordon is not eligible to join the Marlins in the near future, he can only take batting practice when fans are not present, according to Jackson. Gordon also can't play in minor league games where fans are charged for admission.

While the Marlins dropped their most recent series to the Nationals, the club has been productive in Gordon's absence. Derek Dietrich has started the majority of contests at second base and has responded to the increase in playing time.

Even though Gordon didn't appeal the suspension, it's not surprising he hasn't decided to return Loria's gift. It seems both Gordon and the Marlins want to leave the issue in the past.