Per Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Dodgers have shipped second baseman Dee Gordon and starting pitcher Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins for pitcher Andrew Heaney, and three other prospects.
— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) December 10, 2014
#Marlins also receiving Haren. Giving up Kike Hernandez, Hatcher and Barnes.
— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) December 10, 2014
Gordon, 26, had a breakout campaign in 2014, hitting .289, with 64 stolen bases and 24 triples, en route to his first All-Star appearances. The speedster could immediately help shore up Miami’s infield, giving them a talented leadoff hitter in the process.
As for Andrew Heaney, he was widely regarded as a top-20 prospect league wide. After being taken ninth overall by Miami in the 2012 Amateur Draft, the now-23-year-old Heaney found success in the Marlin’s system. Starting the 2014 season off in Double-A, Heaney posted a 2.35 ERA over the course of 53 2/3 innings, along with 52 strikeouts. After a promotion to Triple-A, Heaney flashed a 3.87 ERA over the course of 83 2/3 innings pitched.
Enrique “Kike” Hernandez, 23, was acquired by the Marlins at the 2014 trade deadline in the Jarred Cosart deal. In 21 games with Miami’s Triple-A squad, Hernandez batted .250, with two home runs and six RBI.
Austin Barnes, a 24-year-old catcher/second baseman, spent most of 2014 in Double-A, hitting .296, with 12 home runs and 43 RBI.
Chris Hatcher, a 29-year-old right-hander, pitched 56 innings for the Marlins in 2014, with a 3.38 ERA and a 9.64 K/9.
As for Dan Haren, the veteran starter Miami is receiving from Los Angeles, he’s stated on multiple occasions that he would retire unless he was playing for a California team, for family reasons. It will be interesting to see how this plays out for the 34-year-old, who pitched 186 innings in 2014, with a 4.02 ERA.