Mariners acquire Dee Gordon from the Marlins

Mariners acquire Dee Gordon from the Marlins

First reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Mariners have acquired second baseman Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins.

The fielding aspect of this deal may be what's most interesting, given the fact that Gordon has never played a game in the outfield at the major league level. The Mariners will get Gordon along with $1 million in global pool money - the latter allowing them to make an even more compelling case to Japanese star Shohei Ohtani by offering him up to $3.55 million to sign.

In the trade, Miami acquired RHP Nick Neidert, switch-hitting SS Chris Torres and RHP Robert Dugger in exchange for Gordon and global signing bonus pool money.

Gordon hit.308/.341/.375 with 114 runs scored and a major league-leading 60 stolen bases last season, so he'll definitely add some speed to Seattle's lineup. And the two years prior to that, Gordon had a combined 122 steals.

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Gordon won the NL batting title in 2015 when he hit.333, and also won a Gold Glove that year. Others quickly followed, saying Gordon would most likely move to centerfield for the Mariners.

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

Gordon did play nine games in center field with Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Republic in the 2013-14 season. Gordon signed a five-year $50 million contract in 2016 and Seattle will be on the hook for all of the remaining $38 million.

The St. Louis Cardinals have also sought the right fielder, with each team offering a package of prospects. Dee Gordon first broke into the big leagues in 2011 after being drafted in the fourth round in the 2008 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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