Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Seattle Mariners acquire Dee Gordon from Marlins

Seattle Mariners acquire Dee Gordon from Marlins

The Marlins have made no secret that they are trying to cut payroll. While everybody was focused on where the Marlins would send (or be forced to send, as it were) Giancarlo Stanton, the Mariners helped Miami pull off another major trade. He also won a Gold Glove in 2015.

Second base is already spoken for in Seattle with Robinson Cano, as is shortstop with Jean Segura.

On that note, the Mariners apparently (and obviously) have a plan for Gordon to switch positions.

For the Marlins, the trade represents a chance to add three intriguing prospects to a farm system that is widely considered among the bottom-five in baseball, as well as a chance to rid themselves of the $38 million that was left on Gordon's over the next three years.

The Mariners are taking on all of Gordon's salary, according to multiple reports.

Seattle also received worldwide slot money from Miami in exchange for minor leaguers Robert Dugger, Nick Neidert and Christopher Torres.

Gordon was suspended 80 games in 2016 for violating MLB's performance-enhancing drug policy.

In terms of the prospects Miami is getting for Gordon, USA Today's Bob Nightengale does not see much. Others quickly followed, saying Gordon would most likely move to centerfield for the Mariners. That's not too surprising, based on what we've seen and heard out of the Derek Jeter-led new ownership to this point. As for the Mariners, they are now in a little better position as they pursue Shohei Ohtani along with the addition of Gordon.

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