Mariners Acquire Dee Gordon from Marlins

The Seattle Mariners have acquired second baseman Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Another key part of the trade is the Mariners getting $1 million in International Bonus Pool according to Marc Feinsand of MLB.com.

The Marlins are receiving pitching prospect Nick Neidert (No. 2 in M’s system by MLB), shortstop Christopher Torres (No. 7) and right-handed pitching prospect Robert Dugger per Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports.

Gordon, 29, hit .308/.341/.375 with 20 doubles, nine triples, two home runs and below league average 92 wRC+ for the Marlins in 2017. He also stole a league leading 60 bases while getting caught a league leading 16 times.

The left-handed hitting speedster posted a 3.8 WAR in 2017 after a poor 0.8 WAR during the 2016 season that included a steroid suspension.

Gordon has three years, $37.9 million left on his contract that also includes a $14 million team option for 2021 with a $1 million buyout. The Mariners have agreed to take on the entirely of Gordon’s contract.

The Mariners of course already have Robinson Cano at second base so they’re expected to use Gordon in center field according to Jim Bowden of SiriusXM.

 

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