Though the have only played four spring training games so far, the
Gordon is just 1 for 7 in his first four appearances of the spring, but does have three stolen bases and two runs scored. Guerrero is 3 for 11 but all of his hits have been singles, and he has yet to walk while striking out three times.
"Yeah, we’d think about it," Mattingly said, per The Orange County Register. "Sure. I like platoons, honestly. It gets you a good matchup for the most part, with the right-lefts if you have the right guys for it. To me, it keeps both those guys involved so they’re better off the bench. I don’t mind that platoon system at all."
Guerrero would likely be the right-handed half of the platoon. If the Dodgers go that path, then
"If Alex is one of those guys, I think it would probably be good for him," Mattingly said. "You’re giving him a chance to play, hopefully getting him favorable matchups but also keeping him strong and rested as a guy that hasn’t played in a couple years. Eventually, if you think he’s an everyday guy that might not be the way to go. But I could see that being a possibility if he ends up being one of those guys."
"That's just an area it's hard for us to say we can make a decision on that," he told the Orange County Register. "We have to take a look at the combination of guys - what guys look like in camp, could it be a platoon type situation, is one of those guys a utility-type player who can play a lot of second? I just think there's too many questions for us to be able to kind of say, 'I want an every-day guy' and force that."
Gordon took some fly balls in pre-game drills late in the season with the Dodgers this season. It is unclear at this time whether or not the team is realistically considering a position switch for the middle infielder.
Gordon hit just .234 last season over 94 at-bats with 10 stolen bases. He's hit just .256 over parts of three seasons with the team.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|10/18/2013 vs St. Louis|
|vs St. Louis||16||5||0||.389||.313||.313|
|vs Lincecum (Career)||13||1||0||.077||.143||.077|
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