Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Mariners get speedy Dee Gordon from Marlins in trade

Mariners get speedy Dee Gordon from Marlins in trade

Giancarlo Stanton has been dominating the trade rumor headlines this offseason, but the Marlins are willing to trade nearly anyone on the roster. No, it's not Giancarlo Stanton.

The Mariners have acquired Dee Gordon in a trade from the Marlins, according to The Athletic.

The Mariners sent minor league pitching prospect Nick Neidert, right-handed pitcher Robert Dugger and infielder Christopher Torres to the Marlins in return, team officials said. With the trade, the Mariners now have $3,557,500 in global bonus pool money, which pushes them ahead of the Rangers ($3,535,000) for the most worldwide bonus pool money in the Ohtani sweepstakes. The Marlins, under previous owner Jeffrey Loria, rewarded him with a five-year, $50 million contract. He has a club option for 2021 worth $14 million with a $1 million buyout.

After a bad 2016 season, Gordon bounced back a year ago.

Gordon bounced back this past season, leading the majors in steals (60) while hitting.308 and getting on base at a.341 clip - restoring his trade value and thus making a salary-shedding move possible for the Marlins' new regime.

That would mean Robinson Cano is staying at second base and Jean Segura stays at short.

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