Mariners acquire Dee Gordon with an eye on acquiring Japanese superstar Shohei Otani

Somewhere between Jerry Dipoto’s effervescent roster scheming and Giancarlo Stanton’s career dilemma and Derek Jeter’s paper debt and Shohei Ohtani’s budding U.S. career and MLB’s rules on international spending stood Dee Gordon, innocent bystander (and second baseman) until Thursday afternoon.

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