Marlins trade Dee Gordon to Mariners

Dee Gordon is on the move.

The speedy second baseman has been traded from the Miami Marlins to the Seattle Mariners, the teams announced.

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

The international money slot is $1 million according to multiple reports.

With Robinson Cano entrenched at second base and Jean Segura at shortstop, Seattle is eyeing having Gordon play center field.

The 29-year-old Gordon spent the past three seasons in Miami but was expected to be dealt by the cost-cutting Marlins, who are under new ownership.

Gordon hit .308 with 60 steals and 114 runs scored in 2017.

Gordon is owed $37 million in base salary through the 2020 season. In addition, the Mariners will hold a $14 million option for the 2021 season.

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

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