Gordon was optioned to the minors on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports. Gordon spent a week on the active roster while Luis Arraez was out with a concussion. He got into just a single game, going 1-for-2 with a pair of steals in his big-league debut. He'll return to the minors now that Arraez is healthy again.
Gordon was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Luis Arraez (concussion) was placed on the 7-day injured list, so Gordon will serve as a short-term bench bat. He did not appear in a game during his last three-day stint with the big club.
The Twins optioned Gordon to their alternate training site Monday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports. Gordon's first stint in the big leagues lasted all of three days, and he didn't get the chance to make his MLB debut during the Twins' weekend series with the Pirates. With Minnesota bringing back everyday shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move, Gordon's playing-time outlook was unlikely to improve had he stuck around with the Twins. He'll report to the Twins' Triple-A affiliate in St. Paul, where he'll prepare for an everyday role in the middle infield when the club begins its season next week.
Gordon was promoted to Minnesota's major-league roster from the alternate training site Friday. The 25-year-old's callup was initially reported Thursday, but he's now been officially added to the big-league club. Gordon last saw game action in 2019 with an .801 OPS at Triple-A, and his first appearance with the Twins will mark his debut in the majors.
Gordon is expected to be promoted by the Twins for their weekend series against the Pirates, Darren Wolfson of KSTP.com reports. If Gordon is officially called up, it will be his major-league debut. He spent both the 2018 and 2019 seasons at Triple-A Rochester, so he has plenty of experience in the upper minors. Gordon isn't projected to make a big impact with his bat, as he managed just four homers in 70 Triple-A games in 2019, but he did hit .298 with 14 steals, so there's some potential for fantasy appeal here.
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