Dee Gordon is headed across the country.
The star second baseman was traded from the Miami Marlins to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, the two teams announced.
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said that the team plans to play Gordon in center field next season, as they already have star two-bagger Robinson Cano manning the middle infield.
Seattle also acquired international slot money, which undoubtedly will be used to try and lure Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani to the Pacific Northwest.
Gordon spent the past three seasons with the Marlins. He’s a two-time All-Star who hit .308 with 60 steals and 114 runs scored in 2017.
The 29-year-old is owed $37 million through 2020, and the Mariners are expected to take on the full money as the Marlins try to cut payroll.
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