March 4, 2024

Twins trade Nick Gordon to Marlins for Steven Okert

MINNEAPOLIS — A day after shedding to Minnesota in wage arbitration, utilityman Nick Gordon was traded from the Twins to the Miami Marlins on Sunday for left-handed reliever Steven Okert.

Gordon, a 28-year-old outfielder, second baseman and shortstop, hit .185 final season with two homers and 7 RBIs in 34 video games, down from .272 with 9 homers and 50 RBIs over 136 video games in 2022.

He fractured his proper shin when he fouled off a pitch from the Los Angeles DodgersDylan Covey on May 17. Gordon was sidelined till Sept. 15, when he began a six-game rehabilitation task with Triple-A St. Paul.

He had a .250 batting common with 15 homers and 80 RBIs in three seasons with the Twins.

Gordon was awarded a $900,000 wage on Saturday relatively than his request for $1.25 million. He is the brother of former Marlin Dee Strange-Gordon and the son of former All-Star pitcher Tom Gordon.

Okert was 3-2 with a 4.45 ERA in 64 reduction appearances final 12 months for the Marlins, hanging out 73 and strolling 24 in 58 2/3 innings whereas permitting 9 dwelling runs. The 32-year-old is 12-9 with a 3.70 ERA in six seasons with San Francisco (2016-2018) and Miami (2021-2023).

Okert agreed final month to a one-year contract for $1,062,500. He is eligible for free company after the 2026 season, and Gordon is eligible after the 2027 season.