Gordon is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Nelson Cruz, Kyle Seager, Denard Span and Ryon Healy are the only regular or semi-regular players in the lineup as Seattle wraps up its regular season. If Gordon goes unused off the bench, he'll wrap up his first campaign with the Mariners with a porous .268/.288/.349 slash line across 588 plate appearances. Perhaps most troubling, Gordon's involvement in the run game took a major hit during his age-30 campaign. After swiping 60 steals in 72 attempts with Miami in 2017, Gordon nabbed only 30 steals in 42 tries this season.
Gordon remains on the bench Friday against Texas, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Gordon will sit for his third straight game. It's possible the second baseman is injured, though there have been no reports suggesting that's the case. Robinson Cano will remain the starter at second base.
Gordon is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Gordon will stick on the bench for a second straight game as Robinson Cano picks up another start at the keystone in his stead. No injury has been reported at this point, so it looks like manager Scott Servais is simply giving the speedster some time off to clear his head in the midst of a tough September (.206/.215/.381 with two homers through 19 games).
Gordon is not in the lineup Wednesday against the A's. Gordon has started eight of the last nine games for Seattle, slashing .250/.276/.607 with two homers, two triples and five RBI during that stretch. He'll hit the bench for Wednesday's series finale with Robinson Cano covering the keystone in his place.
Gordon went 1-for-2 with a walk and two-run home run Monday against the Athletics. Gordon took Daniel Mengden deep in the sixth inning to briefly tie the game. It was his fourth home run of the season and second in as many starts. However, Gordon was also caught stealing, keeping his stolen base total at 30 for the season, exactly half of what he produced in 2017.
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