by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/9/2013) Dodgers infielder Dee Gordon started at second base for the first time this season with Triple-A Albuquerque Saturday.
With Hanley Ramirez blocking Gordon at shortstop, the Dodgers will look to expand the 25-year-old's versatility. He is hitting .297 with 14 RBI in 34 games in the minors.
"I haven't ever seen him over there," manager Don Mattingly said to MLB.com. "I hadn't heard anything about it until the other day."
Dee Gordon sent down again
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/27/2013) Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque Monday to make room on the active roster for the activation of Jerry Hairston from the disabled list.
Gordon flopped yet again since his promotion, posting a paltry .175 batting average in 63 at-bats. He had a .532 on-base plus slugging percentage, with five stolen bases in 19 games.
Dee Gordon lectured after botched steal attempt
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon was thrown out in the third inning Saturday against the Braves tying to steal third base with two outs and Matt Kemp at the plate. Not only did manager Don Mattingly and baserunning coach Davey Lopes chime in, but Gordon's father -- former All-Star closer Tom Gordon -- talked with Dee about his baserunning error, according to MLB.com.
"Don't steal third," Dee Gordon repeated, "unless you know you'll be safe. I felt it was 100 percent, but I got thrown out."
Mattingly was still annoyed Sunday morning.
"The first year he was here, you want to be patient with him and you're always teaching, but yesterday, we've been there before, and I told him when he got to the dugout that you can't run there unless you're 100 percent," Mattingly said. "There's no real upside to stealing the base. Only an infield hit or a passed ball. It doesn't make any sense to me. It's just a mistake you really can't make. I don't want to come down on Dee. He's trying. But it's just not the right time to steal a base. It's a useless base."
Dodgers' Dee Gordon now batting ... ninth?
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he could take a page out of former skipper Tony La Russa's playbook and use shortstop Dee Gordonas the No. 9 hitter once Mark Ellis returns from the disabled list, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Gordon has spent the past two games in the two-spot, which is Ellis' usual position with Carl Crawford at leadoff.
Mattingly said the move would be spearheaded by his preference to alternate between left-handed and right-handed batters at the top of the lineup. Gordon recorded his fourth steal in eight games Sunday against the Marlins.
Dee Gordon rising in Dodgers' lineup
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon blasted his first home run of the season -- and just the second of his brief career -- during Los Angeles' 7-1 rout of Miami on Saturday night. Playing in his seventh game since being promoted from Triple-A, Gordon went 1 for 4 with a walk as he assumed the No. 2 spot in the batting order for the second time in the past four outings.
Dee Gordon makes presence felt
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBI during Los Angeles' 10-9 loss to San Francisco on Saturday night. Gordon, who earned the start at short in his season debut with the Dodgers, also scored twice and recorded two stolen bases.
The 25-year-old speedster also showcased his maturation at the plate as he prepares for the majority of starts at short with Hanley Ramirez sidelined. Gordon drew a four-pitch walk in the fourth inning, highlighting his improved plate discipline that had been an issue for him last year. He drew just 20 walks in 87 games with Los Angeles last season, but had walked 14 times in 25 games with Triple-A Albuquerque this year.
"He has shown progression from the standpoint of the takes and when he takes you can tell he's starting to understand who he is and what he needs to do and obviously when he gets on base he's just a force," manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Daily News. "You can do so many things with him and he puts the defense at such a disadvantage. I don't want to go too far in one game, but he's getting better."
Dee Gordon's time again
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) With how much he struggled last season, it's easy to forget how highly regarded Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon was just last season. He was one of the top-50 prospects in baseball back-to-back years, but he has yet to translate that to major-league success. He is getting another chance to make an impact with Hanley Ramirez back on the disabled list Saturday.
With Justin Sellers falling on his face in Ramirez's place early, it looks like Gordon could get a chance at regular at-bats and starts at shortstop. He batted .228 last season but had 32 steals in 87 games. Gordon seemed to figure things out in his month at Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a .314 batting average with nearly as many walks (14) as strikeouts (17).
If Gordon can get on base, his speed is a real asset and could present Fantasy owners with value off the waiver wire. His considerable talent makes him worth a look in NL-only Fantasy formats, at the least.
Dodgers recall Dee Gordon
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) The Dodgers recalled infielder Dee Gordon from Triple-A Albuquerque Saturday.
Gordon hit .314 with 19 runs scored and 12 RBI in 25 games, while leading the Pacific Coast League with 14 stolen bases. With Justin Sellers hitting just .194 in 67 at-bats, Gordon could take over shortstop duties for the Dodgers while Hanley Ramirez is on the disabled list.
Dee Gordon expected to join team in Bay
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Dodgers infielder Dee Gordon was on his way to San Francisco and is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to replace Hanley Ramirez at shortstop.
With Ramirez sidelined with a hamstring injury and Justin Sellers hitting .194, Gordon could take the bulk of the starts at shortstop despite having worked out at second base in the recent days.
Gordon is hitting .314 and has 14 stolen bases at Triple-A.
Gordon has been taking ground balls at second the past two days. Dodgers regular second baseman Mark Ellis has been out the past few days with a strained quadriceps. The injury is not considered to be serious, though it could land him on the disabled list. Gordon has primarily been used as a shortstop in the minors.
Dee Gordon staying at Triple-A
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday that the club has not considered recalling Dee Gordon. Mattingly added that he has been satisfied with Justin Sellers at shortstop with Hanley Ramirez sidelined.
Gordon is batting .319 (15 for 47) through 11 games at Triple-A Albuquerque with seven RBI and eight stolen bases.
Dodgers ship Dee Gordon to Triple-A
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) As expected, the Dodgers shipped shortstop Dee Gordon to Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday, according to the team's official website. Gordon hit .206 with a .386 on-base percentage and a .206 slugging in 20 Cactus League games before he was sent down.
Dee Gordon not part of backup plan
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) With the Dodgers scrambling to find a replacement for injured shortstop Hanley Ramirez, the team plans to use an internal option for opening day, CBSSports.com Senior Baseball Columnist Scott Miller reports.
However, lagging prospect Dee Gordon is not viewed as a candidate for the position and is still expected to start the season in the minors to gain more seasoning. Los Angeles plans to use Luis Cruz at short and a rotation at third base, according to Miller.
Gordon returned to the lineup Friday after sitting out the past couple days with a sprained left ankle. He entered the Cactus League contest hitting .241 with seven stolen bases this spring.
Dee Gordon back on the radar
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/21/2013) With the news Hanley Ramirez will miss the first two months of the season because of thumb surgery, Dee Gordon is suddenly an interesting Fantasy option again.
Granted, the Dodgers haven't said he'll play in Ramirez's stead, and given his .241 batting average this spring, it's hardly a forgone conclusion. But the Dodgers' alternatives on the left side of the infield are underwhelming at best. Gordon would certainly bring an element of speed to a lineup that's mostly dependent on the home run, and judging by his .405 on-base percentage this spring, he might not even need to hit well to make the most of it.
If I'm hurting for steals late in a Rotisserie draft, I'd take a flier on him.
Dee Gordon cautious with ankle issue
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon was held out of workouts Tuesday after suffering a sprained left ankle during Monday's Cactus League game against Arizona, MLB.com reported. Gordon slid awkwardly into home plate but said after the game he was fine before staying on the sideline the next day.
Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly said he is day-to-day. The fleet-footed infielder is projected to begin the season in Triple-A as the team has shifted Hanley Ramirez back to short and Gordon does not play any other position.
Gordon likely headed to minors
(2/18/2013) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com on Monday that Dee Gordon will likely begin the year at Triple-A Albuquerque. Hanley Ramirez is slotted to start at shortstop for Los Angeles this season. "If it gets to that situation, you don't do a guy a whole lot of good sitting and watching games when he needs the experience of just playing," Mattingly said of Gordon. "Young guys, you don't want them sitting on the bench. If that was the case, we'll do what's best for him and what's best for him in the long run."