Gordon Goes From Fish to M’s
(AP) — Giancarlo Stanton remains on the Miami Marlins' payroll, although that hasn't stopped the team from beginning its salary dump.
The Marlins have shipped speedster Dee Gordon to the Mariners for three prospects as Miami tries to slash payroll by more than 20 percent to about $90 million. Gordon hit .308 for Miami last season and led the National League in stolen bases for the third time in four years. He won a batting title in 2015 and is a lifetime .293 hitter.
Gordon has been a second baseman much of his major league career, but he's expected to be moved to the outfield by the Mariners due to the presence of eight-time All-Star Robinson Cano.
Miami acquired right-hander and Mariners No. 2 prospect Nick Neidert in the trade, along with infielder Chris Torres and right-hander Robert Dugger. Seattle gets international signing bonus pool allotment, boosting the amount it can offer Japanese star pitcher.