Major League Baseball trade rumors: Mariners acquire Dee Gordon from Marlins

Sep 29 2017 Miami FL USA Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon forces out Atlanta Braves third baseman Rio Ruiz at second base in the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 29 2017 Miami FL USA Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon forces out Atlanta Braves third baseman Rio Ruiz at second base in the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Marlins made a major trade Thursday, but not the one everyone has been waiting on. No, it's not Giancarlo Stanton.

With NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton's future still uncertain, Miami sent second baseman Dee Gordon and global bonus money to the Mariners for three prospects: right-hander Nick Neidert, infielder Christopher Torres and right-hander Robert Dugger. Neidert was Seattle's second-round draft pick in 2015. It's unclear if the Marlins are getting anyone else in return. With the trade, the Mariners now have $3,557,500 in global bonus pool money, which pushes them ahead of the Rangers ($3,535,000) for the most worldwide bonus pool money in the Ohtani sweepstakes. There is a buyout of $1 million before the a year ago of his deal. Gordon signed a five-year $50 million contract in 2016.

After a bad 2016 season, Gordon bounced back past year.

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.

That would mean Robinson Cano is staying at second base and Jean Segura stays at short.

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