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Mariners trade for Dee Gordon, and for the money to make the largest bid to Shohei Ohtani

Mariners trade for Dee Gordon, and for the money to make the largest bid to Shohei Ohtani

The Miami Marlins officially ignited their latest fire sale Thursday, trading Dee Gordon to the Seattle Mariners for three minor leaguers.

The Mariners also got $1 million in international bonus pool space from the Marlins, the second time in two days they have traded minor league talent to increase the amount they can offer Japanese star Shohei Ohtani.

The Mariners now can offer $3.56 million, just ahead of the Texas Rangers at $3.54 million. The Angels can offer $2.3 million, with the other four finalists — the Dodgers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago Cubs — limited to $300,000 each.

Ohtani must select his team by Dec. 22.

The Mariners have...

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