As the Dodgers neared a deal to acquire shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies, they traded All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon and starting pitcher Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins in exchange for four players.
Gordon, 26, had a breakout season this year in which he led the major leagues with 64 steals and 12 triples. However, he walked only four times in 57 games after the All-Star break and his on-base percentage over that period was only .300.
Haren, 34, was slated to be the Dodgers’ No. 4 starter. He is under contract for $10 million next season, but has said he would retire if traded to a team other than the Angels.
Heaney, a 23-year-old left-hander, was considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball heading into the 2014 season. He pitched in seven major league games this year, including five starts. He was 0-3 with a 5.83 earned-run average.
Heaney also pitched in 24 games between double A and triple A and was 9-6 with a 3.28 ERA.