DENVER, CO - AUGUST 17: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins trots to first base after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 17, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
"There’s no doubt, we are very happy that he’s a Marlin,’’ team president David Samson said.
Samson said the Marlins have had internal discussions this year about a possible long-term contract for Stanton. "I don’t think it it has been anything concrete,’’ Samson said.
He declined to say whether the Marlins might approach Stanton this winter about a long-term deal.
Stanton is earning $480,000 this season. The 22-year-old becomes arbitration eligible following the 2013 season and won’t reach free agency until following the 2016 season.
Making his debut as a 20-year-old during the 2010 season, Stanton has already played in over 340 games and logged north of 1200 at-bats for the Marlins. He’s in the midst of the best season of his career, as he’s hitting .288/.362/.595 with twenty-four doubles and twenty-six home runs.
Will Stanton sign with the Marlins long-term?