Heyman | Mariners acquire Dee Gordon from Marlins

Paola Ditto
Dicembre 8, 2017

Miami second baseman Dee Gordon has been traded to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects on Thursday in a deal that marks the start of the Marlins' latest payroll purge, this time under new CEO Derek Jeter.

Gordon, 29, hit.308 last season with 60 stolen bases and 114 runs scored.

Though Gordon has previously played the infield, the Mariners have said he will move to the outfield, likely centerfield. He's played exclusively at second and short in the majors, winning a Gold Glove for his work at the position in 2015. Gordon has $38 million guaranteed left on his contract, plus a $14 million club option in 2021. They have reached the parameters of a potential deal to trade Stanton to the San Francisco Giants. The Marlins are also shopping reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton and his massive contract, possibly signaling a new era for the team.

In 104 1/3 innings in high-A this year, Neidert pitched to a 2.76 ERA (positive, given the hitter-friendly nature of the California League), striking out 109 and walking just 17.

Neidert, 21, was selected by the Mariners in the second round of the 2015 draft. MLB Pipeline rated him as the seventh-best prospect in the Mariners' system.

And more on his speed: Since 2014, Gordon leads all players in triples with 35 while ranking second in stolen bases with 212. The deal also includes another $1 million for the Mariners to use in worldwide slot money to chase Ohtani, which would bring their total to about $3.55 million, according to reports. While Gordon has never played centre in the majors, the Mariners believe he can make the transition and fill perhaps the biggest remaining need among their position players.

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