Dee Gordon Biography

( 1988 - )
September 29, 2019
First published on:September 29, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Dee Gordon

Date of Birth: 1988, April 22
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Devaris Gordon
Birth Place Windermere, Florida
Famous Name Dee Gordon
Father Tom Gordon
Mother Devona Gordan
Net Worth $30 Million
Salary $13 Million
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession MLB Player
Currently Working For Seattle Mariners
University attended Southeastern University
School attended Avon Park High School

Devaris Gordon better known as Dee Gordon is professional baseball second baseman, shortstop, and center fielder currently playing for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). Previously, he played for Los Angeles Dodgers (2011–2014) and Miami Marlins (2015–2017).

A native of Windermere, Florida, Gordon was born on 22nd April 1988. His Star sign is Taurus. Further, he holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity.

The five feet nine inches tall hunk has a jaw-dropping net worth of $30 million and an annual salary of $13 million from his current team Seattle Mariners. Regarding his relationship status, the baseball player is possibly single and unmarried. 

Net Worth: $30 Million

Dee Gordan has an estimated net worth over $30 million as of 2019, mostly earned through his MLB career. He is the 3rd best-paid player from Mariners' with an annual salary of $13 million after Felix Hernandez and Kyle Seager

Active rooster in MLB since 2011, he has played for Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins. 

Salary History:

Season Team Earnings
2008 Los Angeles Dodgers $250,000
2011 Los Angeles Dodgers $414,000
2012 Los Angeles Dodgers $485,000
2013 Los Angeles Dodgers $175,213
2014 Los Angeles Dodgers $515,000
2015 Los Angeles Dodgers $2,500,000
2016 Miami Marlins $3,188,524
2017 Miami Marlins $7,500,000
2018 Seattle Mariners $10,500,000
2019 Seattle Mariners $13,000,000
Total Earnings   $38,527,737

Through his nine seasons in MLB, he has summoned $38,527,737 as his career earning. Further, his salary in 2020 is reported at $13,500,000.

CAPTION: Gordon has an endorsement deal with Pepsi SOURCE: Twitter @FlashGJr

Besides, he has also endorsement deal with various renowned brands such as Pepsi and Under Armour.

With tremendous earnings, The 2× All-Star is living a lavish lifestyle. 

Contract

On January 18, 2016, Gordon signed an extension mouth-watering $50 million deal with the Miami Marlins, including a $1,500,000 signing bonus, $50,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $10,000,000.

Later Marlins traded Gordon and international slot money to the Seattle Mariners. 

A Home In Florida

In 2014, 3× MLB stolen base leader purchased a house in Florida worth $262,000.

Dee Gordon home in Florida SOURCE: latimes.com

The two-story townhouse features three-bedroom, raised ceilings, a living room, a dining room, a den and a loft area in about 2,200 square feet of living space. 

As per riding, he has Rover Sport Supercharged which price starts from $86,500.

Charity

The MLB star is involved with various charities including Above .500 Inc. In the organization, he hosted Meet & Greets as well as participated in numerous charity games. Not only this, but he has also established "Flash of Hope," a charity which aids children whose parent died due to domestic abuse.

Gordon is a Charity Person SOURCE: Twitter @FlashGJr

Moreover, he works with the Florida District Attorney's office. There he invites one child a month to join him in the clubhouse and during batting practice, 

In 2017, Gordon got nominated side Marlin for the Roberto Clemente Award following his service with Athletes Brand and Food for the Hungry in their efforts to end poverty in the Dominican Republic.

Relationship Status: Single

Let's not misunderstand his sister for Dee Gordon’s girlfriend. His sister Cameran Gordon is special to him, whom he frequently refers to her as his princess because they are close siblings.

Gordon's sister SOURCE: Instagram @devaris9

Currently, she enrolls at Florida State University and will graduate in 2021. In 2017, Gordon gifted her sister Rose Gold G-Wagon worth $130,000 on her birthday.  

Besides, there is no news and rumors out in the market about Gordan affair and girlfriend. The hunk seems to be low key when it comes to his romantic life. Hence, he is believed to be possibly single and unmarried at the moment. 

Family Background

Seattle Mariners' second baseman, shortstop, and center fielder was born to former Major League pitcher Tom Gordon and his high-school sweethearts, Devona Denise Strange. Their parents did not marry; instead, his father had relationships with three other women. Dee is his second-oldest and has other four-half siblings from his father side.

At the age of seven, Dee's mother Devona was shot to death by a subsequent boyfriend, who claimed that she was shot as they played with a loaded gun in 1995. Schultz pleaded no contest to manslaughter and was sentenced to five years in prison. 

Dee Gordon shares a strong bond with his grandma SOURCE: Instagram @devaris9

Later, Tom claimed for custody of Dee and raised him with the help of his mother, Dee's grandmother. Scrolling through his Instagram, he often shares pictures with his grandma. 

Currently, Dee's half-brother, Nick Gordon, plays as baseball shortstop in the Minnesota Twins organization where he was picked in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.

Early Life

Initially, Gordon was into basketball. Also, he was offered to play college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals on a scholarship.

He took up baseball during his high school years at Avon Park High School. Later, he played for Seminole Community College, and Southeastern University.

Baseball career

Before MLB, Gordon played for minor leagues Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League, Great Lakes Loons, Midwest League, Chattanooga Lookouts, and Albuquerque Isotopes.

At the 2008 MLB draft, he was picked by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth round.

According to Baseball America, Gordon was the Dodgers' best prospect at the start of 2011, but following an injury to shortstop Rafael Furcal, the Dodgers purchased Gordon's contract. That same year on 6th June, he made his major league debut in the top of the ninth as a pinch-runner against the Philadelphia Phillies. 

He played four seasons with Dodgers and was traded to the Miami Marlins, alongside Miguel Rojas and Dan Haren, in exchange for Andrew Heaney, Chris Hatcher, Austin Barnes, and Enrique Hernández.

On April 29, 2016, Gordon was suspended by MLB for 80 games after testing positive for exogenous testosterone and clostebol.

Later three-season, the Marlins traded Gordon to the Seattle Mariners for Christopher Torres, Nick Neidert, and Robert Dugger.


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