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Miami Marlins trade rumors: Dee Gordon won’t be dealt for starting pitching

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Gordon will likely be starting each game at second base.

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Miami second baseman Dee Gordon returns to the Marlins today and won’t be shopped for starting pitching before the trade deadline, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.

Gordon was suspended for a violation of MLB’s performance-enhancing drug use policy.

Before the suspension, Gordon was having success with the Marlins, batting .266/.289/.340 with five RBIs and six stolen bases.

The Marlins are seeking pitching depth before the non-waiver deadline Monday and with a thin farm system, the club could have entertained the idea of moving Gordon.

Derek Dietrich has thrived in the starting role with Gordon sidelined, and the Marlins plan to keep Dietrich in the lineup several times a week.

Gordon is expected to be Miami’s second base option for the remainder of the season, though the Marlins will be pressed to give Dietrich routine playing time, since Gordon won’t be eligible to play during the post-season.

Miami opens a four game series with the Cardinals at Marlins Park on Thursday.