SAN DIEGO -- Less than 24 hours after proclaiming Dee Gordon was not on the trade block, the Dodgers have reportedly traded Gordon and Dan Haren to the Marlins in a six-player deal, with Andrew Heaney the big prize coming back to Los Angeles.
The deal is complete, per Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, with utility man Enrique Hernandez, catcher/infielder Austin Barnes and relief pitcher Chris Hatcher, per Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Miami will also reportedly receive another player, "perhaps a minor leaguer" from the Dodgers, per Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
It is unknown whether any of these players would go to the Phillies to complete the deal for Jimmy Rollins, which also hasn't yet been announced by either team.
After rumors surfaced Tuesday that the Dodgers were shopping Gordon, general manager Farhan Zaidi denied it.
"We are not dangling him. He is our second baseman," Zaidi said. "He's a cost-controlled All-Star second baseman that teams would have for four more years. He's a tremendous player. Anybody like that, teams are going to ask us about. We can't control that."
Gordon hit .289/.326/.378, and led baseball in steals (64), triples (12) and infield hits (62) in his first full season in the major leagues, and at a new position to boot. But he also struggled, hitting .248/.300/.348 with 47 strikeouts and four walks after the All-Star break.
"I love Dee, you guys know that," manager Don Mattingly said on a conference call on Wednesday, though he didn't confirm the deal.
Heaney is the No. 18 prospect in baseball per MLB.com, and could very well slot into the Dodgers' rotation, depending on how the rest of the offseason goes. The left-hander, who turns 24 in June, was 9-6 with a 3.28 ERA, with 143 strikeouts and 36 walks in 147 innings in between Double-A and Triple-A in 2014.
The most interesting part of this deal is Haren, who has threatened to retire if he was traded away from Los Angeles or Anaheim, a sentiment he still shares per multiple reports. But I'm sure the Marlins were aware of his stance before agreeing to take him on, perhaps preparing to call his bluff that he would walk away from $10 million.
Haren has said publicly he might retire. That issue is something #Marlins are still working through. #Dodgers— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) December 11, 2014
#dodgers will pay #marlins $10 million (Haren's salary) whether or not he retires. They're also paying Gordon's projected $2.5 million.— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) December 11, 2014
Mattingly said of the deals made by the Dodgers, "I'm comfortable with everything we're doing."
There are still details to be worked out, with the addition of five 40-man players (four from the Marlins plus Rollins) and the subtraction of Gordon and Haren, there are three spots that need to be cleared. There are still the two players set to go to Philadelphia, plus the other player to Miami, so we don't have all the details yet.