Gordon's positional switch from center field to second base is effective beginning with Friday's game against the Tigers, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. The 30-year-old has been putting in infield work over the last several days in anticipation of returning to the keystone, where he's already logged 502 major-league games. Gordon's positional shift comes as a result of Robinson Cano's finger injury and 80-game suspension, but manager Scott Servais sounded a confident tone regarding the likelihood of a seamless transition for the versatile veteran. "He's been an All-Star and won a Gold Glove. I don't know where you're going to do better than that," Servais said. "We just happen to have him on our roster and we'll take advantage of that. Dee is excited about it and ready to go."
Gordon, who took grounders at second base for a second consecutive day before Wednesday's game, is expected to make the positional transition from center field sometime during the upcoming weekend series against the Tigers, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. The move is necessitated by Robinson Cano's 80-game suspension, with Gordon the natural candidate to fill in considering his multiple seasons of experience and Gold Glove at the position. The 30-year-old is expected to continue putting in infield work for the next couple of days in order to reacclimate to the speed of the ball off the bat at much closer proximity. With Gordon heading to second base, Guillermo Heredia is expected to see the majority of playing time in center field.
Gordon is taking grounders at second base in anticipation of a possible position change, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Gordon, who made the transition to center field this season when he was traded to the Mariners, could be switching back to second base after Robinson Cano (finger) was popped with an 80-game suspension for failing a drug test. This shouldn't really have an effect on his fantasy value for this season, as he's already eligible at the keystone in most leagues thanks to his work there in 2017.
Gordon (toe) is back in the lineup in center field and batting atop the order for Friday's game against Detroit, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. Gordon was held out of Thursday's game due to a bruised big toe after suffering the injury earlier in the week on a foul ball. It doesn't appear as though this was an overly serious injury, and the speedy outfielder likely won't miss any additional time.
Gordon is out of the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. The 30-year-old Gordon is off to a hot start to the season, hitting .340/.362/.431 with 15 stolen bases across 35 games, but he will head to the bench for just the third time all year with left-hander J.A. Happ toeing the rubber for the opposition. Guillermo Heredia will start in center field and bat eighth in his place.
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