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MLB trade rumors: Phillies, Blue Jays have ‘sincere interest’ in Marlins’ Dee Gordon

The Marlins may soon find a suitor for the 29-year-old second baseman.

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The Marlins have been actively shopping second baseman Dee Gordon and the Phillies and Blue Jays have emerged as two teams with “sincere interest” according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports.

Both the Phillies and the Blue Jays are in last place in their respective divisions, but with the team control that comes along with Gordon, it makes sense that either club could acquire him while still selling at the deadline.

The former NL batting champion is under team control through 2020 as he is owed $38 million between 2018-2020, as well as a $14 million vesting option for 2021. With a few years of team control, it makes sense that perhaps non-contending teams such as the Blue Jays and Phillies may look to add Gordon to become a piece of their near future.

Gordon has been a solid leadoff hitter all season for the Fish as he’s hit .290/.337/.352 with a .689 OPS which is right in line with his career numbers. It has been well-documented that Gordon lacks power as he has yet to hit any homers, but he does have 14 doubles and four triples to go along with 32 stolen bases, the third most in all of baseball.

The two-time All-Star he presents himself as a more than viable option in the infield and at the top of the order for any potential suitors.

The Angels and Royals have also been reported to being interested in Gordon, but for now, it appears as though the Blue Jays and Phillies may be leading the charge in the trade talks.