Gordon used as ‘trade card’ in one day after losing salary adjustment

Utility player Nick Gordon (29) who lost the salary adjustment was used as a trade card.꽁머니사이트

MLB.COM, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB), said on the 12th (Korea time) that Gordon will trade for left-handed bullpen Stephen Okert (33) and leave the Minnesota Twins to wear the Miami Marlins uniform.

Gordon was a former promising player who was picked as the fifth overall pick in the first round in the 2014 rookie draft. Since his debut in the big league in 2021, he has posted a batting average of 0.250, 15 homers and 80 RBIs in 243 games (three years). Last year, he played in only 34 games due to a broken bone. He also had a poor batting average of 0.176 (16 hits in 91 times at bat), two homers and seven RBIs. As a utility player who covers various positions including center fielder, left fielder, second baseman, and shortstop, he can utilize widely in defense.

Coincidentally, Gordon lost in the pay adjustment just before the trade. Gordon, who wanted 1.25 million dollars in salary for the 2024 season, could not reach an agreement with the Minnesota Twins. The pay adjustment committee ruled in favor of the Minnesota Twins’ offer of 900,000 dollars as Gordon’s salary is reasonable. NBC Sports highlighted that “Minnesota traded Gordon, who lost the pay adjustment, in a single day.”

Okert, who is joining the Minnesota Twins, is a professional bullpen pitcher. His overall (six-year) record in the big leagues is 12 wins, 9 losses and 46 holds with an earned run average of 3.70. Last year, he pitched in 64 games (two starts), recording three wins and two losses, 12 holds with an earned run average of 4.45 and 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

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