The deal: The Seattle Mariners acquire Dee Gordon and $1 million in international bonus slot money from the Miami Marlins for three minor leaguers -- RHP Nick Neidert, SS Chris Torres and RHP Robert Dugger. Why it's a good deal for the Mariners: GM Jerry Dipoto said the Mariners still needed to acquire a center fielder and a starting pitcher. So why trade for Gordon? The Mariners plan to move the speedy second baseman to center field, a creative solution given the Mariners' problems at the position in recent seasons. The Mariners have had five different primary center fielders the past five seasons -- Jarrod Dyson in 2017 was the best of the lot, but he's a free agent and not a long-term answer. Gordon is signed for three more years at reasonable salaries of $10.8 million, $13.3 million and $13.8 million, with a $14 million option for 2021, so the Mariners could have their center...



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