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Marlins Have Discussed Long-Term Extension for Giancarlo Stanton

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The Miami Marlins have held "internal discussions" regarding a potential long-term contract extension for outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, reports Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post:

"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.

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Will Stanton sign with the Marlins long-term?

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