Reports: Marlins acquire Dee Gordon from Dodgers
Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi made it perfectly clear Tuesday they were “not dangling” Dee Gordon. Zaidi went so far as to say about Gordon, “He is our second baseman.”
Clearly the Dodgers’ stance changed, as multiple reports emerged Wednesday evening that the Marlins had acquired Gordon from the Dodgers. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that left-hander Andrew Heaney would head to Los Angeles in the deal and added that right-hander Dan Haren’s name also has come up in those trade talks.
Curiously, Haren has said he will consider retiring if he’s traded to a team outside Los Angeles, and FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets that Haren hasn’t changed his stance on that issue.
Gordon, 26, is coming off a breakout season in which he made the National League All-Star team, hitting .289/.326/.378 with 12 triples and 64 stolen bases while playing second base.
Gordon would be an upgrade at second base for the Marlins, currently projected to go with Donovan Solano, Enrique Hernandez or Derek Dietrich at the position.
Heaney is currently ranked as the Marlins’ No. 1 prospect. The 23-year-old lefty struggled to a 5.83 ERA in seven Major League appearances last year, but he put together a 2.77 ERA with 262 strikeouts in 259 2/3 innings in the Minors.