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Miami Marlins acquire Dee Gordon, trade Andrew Heaney

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Miami adds a speedy second baseman to its lineup and parts with pitching prospect Andrew Heaney.

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Update (7:40 EST):

Miami is expected to receive another minor league player in return for Gordon, reports MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. Another trade involving Haren is possible, since according to MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo, he has threatened to retire if traded this offseason.

Miami went into the Winter Meetings looking to upgrade several positions, and the club added a second baseman on Wednesday. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Marlins completed a deal that will send Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to Miami.

In Gordon, the Marlins get a second base option who is under club control for four more seasons. Gordon posted a .289/.326/.378 batting line last season to complement two home runs and 34 RBIs. He also stole 64 bases, and brings speed to a Marlins lineup that has lacked it over the past few seasons. By acquiring Gordon, the Marlins are willing to pass on Derek Dietrich and Donovan Solano at second base. Both can be used in a utility role.

Los Angeles has a significant amount of middle infield depth, making a deal that involved Gordon realistic. Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald was among the first to report that Los Angeles will be receiving Heaney, Enrique Hernandez, Chris Hatcher, and Austin Barnes. Miami also gets Dan Haren in the deal.

Heaney, Miami's top pitching prospect, struggled in his first major league stint, posting a 5.83 ERA and 5.45 FIP in 29.1 innings. Hernandez was acquired in the Jarred Cosart deal with Houston, and batted .248 between Miami and Houston last season.

Chris Hatcher, a converted catcher, posted a 3.38 ERA and 2.56 FIP in 56.0 innings pitched with Miami in 2014, with Barnes batting .296 in Double-A.

In Dan Haren, the Marlins get the veteran starter they were looking for. He posted a 4.02 ERA and 4.09 FIP in 186.0 innings with the Dodgers last season.

Miami, also looking for a first baseman, likely isn't done. Stay tuned to Fish Stripes for the latest!