According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Dodgers will also trade pitcher Dan Haren to Miami. In exchange, the Marlins will send pitcher Andrew Heaney, pitcher Chris Hatcher, infielder Kike Hernandez and minor league catcher Austin Barnes to Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, Joe Sherman of the New York Post reported Los Angeles is open to trading Gordon. According to Sherman, the new Dodgers front office emphasizes on-base percentage, which isn't one of Gordon's strengths.
Gordon, the son of former MLB pitcher Tom Gordon, hit .289 with 12 home runs, 34 RBI and a .326 on-base percentage in 2014 and was named an All-Star. He led the majors with 64 stolen bases and 12 triples, and was caught stealing 19 times.
Haren, 34, went 13-11 with a 4.02 ERA for the Dodgers last season. He has said in the past that he would strongly consider retiring if traded to a team other than the Los Angeles Angels, and released the following statement late Wednesday night:
Dan Haren: "I have been notified of the trade to Miami. My strong desire to remain in southern California has been well-documented…— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014
... I will have to evaluate my options carefully before making any decisions."— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014
Heaney, a left-handed pitcher, made his major-league debut in June. The No. 9 pick by the Marlins in 2012, the 23-year-old went 0-3 with a 5.83 ERA in seven games (five starts) for Miami this season. In the minors, Heaney had a 2.77 ERA with 262 strikeouts in 259.2 innings.
Hatcher, 29, was 0-3 with a 3.38 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 56 innings in 2014. Hernandez, 23, played 42 major league games this season, splitting time between the Astros and Marlins.
- Molly Geary