Mar­lins’ Gor­don dealt to Seat­tle

Albuquerque Journal - - SPORTS -

MI­AMI — Mi­ami sec­ond base­man Dee Gor­don was traded to Seat­tle for three prospects Thurs­day in a deal that marks the start of the Mar­lins’ lat­est pay­roll purge, this time un­der new CEO Derek Jeter. The Mar­lins want to cut their pay­roll by more than 20 per­cent to $90 mil­lion or less, which is why NL MVP Gian­carlo Stan­ton also is on the trad­ing block.

Seat­tle has eight-time All­Star Robin­son Cano at sec­ond base and is ex­pected to move Gor­don, a for­mer Al­bu­querque Iso­tope, to cen­ter field.

Mi­ami ac­quired right-han­der Nick Nei­dert, the Mariners’ No. 2 prospect, along with in­fielder Chris Tor­res and right-han­der Robert Dug­ger. Seat­tle gets an in­ter­na­tional sign­ing bonus pool al­lot­ment, boost­ing the amount it can of­fer Ja­panese star pitcher and out­fielder Sho­hei Oh­tani.

Gor­don is guar­an­teed $38 mil­lion over the re­main­ing three years of his con­tract.

CUBS: Right-han­der Tyler Chat­wood and the club agreed to a $38 mil­lion, three-year con­tract. He was 8-15 with a 4.69 ERA in 33 ap­pear­ances for Colorado last year.

ORI­OLES: Pitcher Kevin Gaus­man will wear No. 34 next sea­son as a trib­ute to Roy Hal­la­day, who was killed in a plane crash last month.

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