Marlins fire sale begins? Mariners get Dee Gordon in trade from Marlins

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According to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan, Seattle acquired speedy second baseman Dee Gordon from the Marlins, who are starting their fire sale there instead of with Stanton.

"We're going to play Dee in center field", Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said.

As for where Gordon fits in with Seattle, the Mariners evidently intend for Gordon to move to center field, given Robinson Cano is in place at second base.

Seattle also received global slot money from Miami in exchange for minor leaguers Robert Dugger, Nick Neidert and Christopher Torres. "It's a conversation that's already occurred". His path from infield to the outfield is reminiscent of the move Billy Hamilton made a few years ago, although in Hamilton's case he had one year to adjust to center field in the minors.

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Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic first tweeted about the trade.

Gordon, 29, finished the 2017 season batting.308/.341/.375 with 114 runs scored and a major league best 60 stolen bases in 695 plate appearances. He has a club option for 2021 worth $14 million with a $1 million buyout. He promptly tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in late April, and served an 80-game suspension.

The Mariners are taking on all of Gordon's salary, according to multiple reports.

The Mariners three lower-tier prospects suggests the Marlins are not picking up any of the money left on Gordon's contract.