Gordon is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals after serving his 80-game suspension, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Gordon will finally return to the lineup for the first time since April 28. If the speedy second baseman can return to his 2015 form that saw him hit .333/.359/.418 with eight triples and 58 stolen bases, he will provide a huge boost for fantasy owners and the Marlins as they continue to contend for a playoff spot. With Gordon back, Derek Dietrich will likely see his playing time at second base decrease, but could continue to get some reps at first base with Justin Bour on the 15-day DL and Chris Johnson day-to-day with a foot injury.
Gordon was reinstated from the restricted list Thursday and is expected to return to action against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports. Gordon is done serving his 80-game suspension and he will take over the duties at the keystone for the Marlins. There has been plenty of speculation about how much of Gordon's production in recent years was PED-fueled, but he has always been a burner, so at the very least he should provide plenty of steals going forward. Don Kelly was designated for assignment as a corresponding move.
Gordon will be eased back into regular action when he makes his return to the Marlins on Thursday, MLB.com reports. Thursday marks the end of Gordon's 80-game PED suspension and he's gone 5-for-22 in six rehab games. Encouragingly, Gordon swiped a pair of bases during his rehab work and should be ready to make an immediate impact when activated. Manager Don Mattingly did acknowledge, however, the Derek Dietrich will continue to see regular work at second, noting that Gordon is ineligible to participate in the post season should the Marlins get there.
Gordon (suspension) registered his first hit Wednesday since returning to game action with Triple-A New Orleans earlier in the week. Gordon was back in the lineup after exiting Tuesday's game with some cramping. He's now 1-for-9 over his first three games as he shakes off the rust following an 80-game PED suspension. Gordon is eligible to return to the Marlins on July 28 and while he figures to regains his starting job a second base, Gordon is ineligible for the postseason so the team will likely continue to mix in Derek Dietrich at the keystone with regularity.
Gordon (suspension) is expected to begin a 10-game rehab assignment with Triple-A New Orleans on Monday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Gordon is eligible to rejoin the Marlins on July 28, and he will spend some time with the club's Triple-A affiliate beforehand in an effort to get back into playing shape. Gordon will presumably resume his role as the Marlins' regular second baseman when he rejoins the big league club, but Derek Dietrich has at least given the Marlins something to think about, posting an .813 OPS over 58 games since Gordon's suspension was handed down.
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