5 years ago

Dee Gordon is expected to begin the season at Triple-A Albuquerque.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that "everybody is happy with the way Hanley (Ramirez) looks" at shortstop, which leaves Gordon without a starting role. It certainly possible that Ramirez will be moved to third at some point, but until that happens, the club feels Gordon is better off playing every day in the minors. "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. "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."