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Dodgers promote Gordon to start at shortstop

Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:29 pm
Edited on: June 6, 2011 6:58 pm
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By Matt Snyder

The Dodgers made a bevy of roster moves Monday, but the biggest was the promotion of prospect Dee Gordon. Not only was Gordon called to the bigs for the first time in his career, but he was promoted all the way up to being the Dodgers everyday shortstop (LA Times via Twitter).

Gordon has been a top-50 prospect for the past two seasons and is the son of former major-league pitcher Tom Gordon. He was hitting .315 with seven doubles, two triples, 18 RBI, 34 runs and 22 steals in 50 Triple-A games before getting the call. He's slender and has little power but possesses the ability to get on base and make things happen on the basepaths. He stole 73 bases in Class A in 2009 and 53 bases in Double-A last year.

The other moves the Dodgers made Monday: Option Ivan DeJesus Jr. and John Ely back to Triple-A, designate Jay Gibbons and Juan Castro for assignment and will reportedly activate Juan Uribe, Marcus Thames and Blake Hawksworth (Los Angeles Times).

Struggling youngster Jerry Sands held his roster spot, so it appears the Dodgers are making a concerted effort to get some youth on the diamond.

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Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 12:22 am
 

Dodgers promote Gordon to start at shortstop

Good move getting rid of Gibbons. I think Castro could still have helped.



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 12:21 am
 

Dodgers promote Gordon to start at shortstop

Gordon is an error machine.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Dodgers promote Gordon to start at shortstop

I'm all for the youth movement. We all no the Dodgers are going nowhere this year. There won't be any big mid-season trade splashes. The best thing the Dodgers can do is give the young guys a chance to get their feet wet. I'm glad they are sticking with Sands even though he is struggling. Let him struggle. Give him every opportunity to show what he can do. Hopefully he can take over for Loney at 1B eventually.

Hopefully Gordon can eventually be groomed as the Dodgers everyday leadoff man and set the table for Ethier & Kemp.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Dodgers promote Gordon to start at shortstop

This can be looked at in many different ways . Giving up......Going with the youth........cutting payroll. It is most likely all of the above. They are not going to win anything this year that is for sure. Might as well bring up some raw talent if indeed that's what it is. Got to admit another minor leaguer in the line up that has no power already is not very appealing. Oh well, if the Dodgers or Major league baseball can get rid of the McCourts this year will be a major success as far as I am concerned. 


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