Dee Gordon 2B MIA 2 months ago

The Marlins are planning on using Gordon as their leadoff hitter, the team's official site reports.

With the acquisition of Gordon from the Dodgers, the Marlins want to infuse speed atop their batting order. Subsequently, Christian Yelich will move down, either to the second or third spot. Manager Mike Redmond is expected to try a few different lineups during spring training. Gordon is hardly a lock to keep the top spot all season, as he struggled in the second half with the Dodgers and posted a .300 on-base percentage after the All-Star break.

Dee Gordon 2B MIA 2 months ago

Gordon agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Marlins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

Gordon will make five times as much as he made in 2014 in his first year of arbitration, and the 26-year-old will receive additional $25,000 if he earns another All-Star selection in his first year with Miami. Written off by some following a disappointing start to his career, Gordon hit .289/.326/.378 with 64 steals in 83 attempts last season, though he was relatively lucky with a .346 BABIP (.326 for career).

Dee Gordon 2B MIA 4 months ago

The Dodgers agreed to trade Gordon to the Marlins on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

Other names in the trade have not yet been confirmed, but pitching prospect Andrew Heaney is believed to be headed to Los Angeles in the deal. Gordon certainly represents an upgrade at second base for the Marlins, who relied heavily on the likes of Donovan Solano, Jeff Baker and Jordany Valdespin at the position last season. The league leader in stolen bases in 2014, Gordon also posted a career-high .704 OPS, more than 90 points above his 2013 mark.

Dee Gordon 2B MIA 6 months ago

Gordon is in the starting lineup for game one of the NLDS Friday against the Cardinals.

Gordon was hampered by a hip injury at the end of the regular season, but was expected to be able to return for game one. He'll return to the lineup, leading off for the Dodgers.

Dee Gordon 2B MIA 6 months ago

Gordon (hip) has been officially cleared for Friday's Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals, the Dodgers' official site reports.

Good news for the Dodgers, who can then utilize Justin Turner's hot bat later in the game. Gordon finished 2014 as the league's leader in stolen bases (64), triples (12), and infield hits (62).

Dee Gordon 2B MIA 6 months ago

Gordon (hip) fully expects to play Friday in Game 1 of the NLDS, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Gordon was cleared to resume running on his injured hip Tuesday, and he said he felt fine after going through a full workout. The Dodgers sent Gordon for an MRI after he suffered to injury Saturday, but they were adamant that it was strictly precautionary.

Dee Gordon 2B MIA 6 months ago

Gordon (hip) has been cleared to run, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

The Dodgers were concerned enough about Gordon's ailing hip to send him for an MRI after he left Saturday's game, but fortunately, nothing serious was found. Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that he was "optimistic" Gordon would be ready for Game 1 of the NLDS, and Gordon's ability to resume running bodes well for his chances of being at second base and atop the order come Friday.

Dee Gordon 2B MIA 6 months ago

Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly is "optimistic" Gordon (hip) will return to the lineup Friday for Game 1 of the NLDS, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Gordon was not in the starting lineup of Sunday's regular season finale after hip discomfort forced an early exit from Saturday's contest. He anticipates being ready for the playoffs, however, where the speedy 26-year-old would return to his regular role atop the batting order.

Dee Gordon 2B MIA 6 months ago

Gordon (hip) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

Gordon left Saturday's game with a right hip injury, and later underwent a precautionary MRI. The results of the MRI have yet to be disclosed, but the team doesn't expect the injury to be overly serious. Nonetheless, the Gordon will sit Sunday in favor of Darwin Barney at the keystone, as the Dodgers will take a conservative approach to preserve their regular second baseman for the playoffs.

Dee Gordon 2B MIA 6 months ago

Gordon underwent an MRI on his right hip Saturday night, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Gordon doesn't appear to be overly concerned about the the ailment, claiming it's something that he's dealt with in the past. The announcement does cloud his playing status for Sunday, however. We'll be sure to update once the Dodgers' official lineup is released, but don't be surprised if the team elects to take a conservative approach with the division title already in hand.