The Mariners acquired Dee Gordon from the Marlins on Thursday evening. He has played middle infield exclusively in the major leagues, but he is expected to move to center field in Seattle since the Mariners already have Robinson Cano at second base. Following news of the trade, Gordon said he would normally be hesitant to switch positions, but Cano is one of the few players that would make him change his mind. Via T.J. Cotterill of the Tacoma News Tribune: Yeah, wow, Robinson Cano is a dream come true for me to play with. I watched that guy play with my dad as a rookie. He’s always been awesome. It’s a dream. If I have to move, I’m not going to lie to you and just say, ‘Oh, yeah, let me move,’ because I worked really hard, really, really hard to become one of the best second basemen in baseball. But if there’s anybody I would move for, it would be Robbie.
Dee Gordon: “If there’s anybody I would move [from second base] for, it would be [Robinson Cano].”
Hardball Talk | Dec 8