The Dodgers are telling teams that Dee Gordon is available

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UPDATE: According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi said this evening that Gordon is not being shopped.

6:23 p.m. ET: Interesting note here from Joel Sherman of the New York Post, who writes that the Dodgers are telling teams that second baseman Dee Gordon is available.

Gordon is coming off a solid season in which he batted .289/.326/.378 over 148 games while leading the majors with 64 stolen bases. However, he had a miserable 47/4 K/BB ratio during the second half. It doesn’t sound like the Dodgers are desperately trying to move him — remember, they also have a shortstop vacancy to fill now that Hanley Ramirez is in Boston — but it’s possible that the new front office believes that this would be a good time to sell high on him. He’s under team control through 2018.

As Sherman notes, the Dodgers have Alex Guerrero and Erisbel Arruebarrena as in-house alternates if they end up moving Gordon. Justin Turner and Darwin Barney are also in place.

Phillies acquire Mike Morin from Twins

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On Saturday, the Phillies completed a trade with the Twins for right-handed reliever Mike Morin. The Twins will get cash considerations in the deal.

It’s a fairly quick turnaround for the 28-year-old Morin, who was designated for assignment on Tuesday after the Twins returned first baseman Eddie Rosario and outfielder C.J. Cron to the active roster. In 23 appearances for Minnesota, the righty registered a 3.18 ERA, 0.8 BB/9, and 4.4 SO/9 through 22 2/3 innings, a brief but promising improvement over the rough patch he weathered with the Mariners in 2018.

As the Phillies intend to move Morin to the 40-man roster this weekend, they’ll transfer fellow right-hander Seranthony Domínguez to the 60-day injured list in order to clear a spot for the new reliever. Domínguez, 24, suffered a UCL tear in his right elbow last month and is still working his way back to the mound — though there’s speculation that he may undergo Tommy John surgery at some point in the near future.