Gordon is slated to serve as a backup at both second base and shortstop in the coming season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The veteran is set to serve as the elder statesman behind the promising Shed Long and J.P. Crawford at second base and shortstop, respectively. Gordon also logged 53 games in center field back in 2018, so his versatility and solid bat seemingly gives him plenty of job security going into the regular season. Gordon slashed .275/.304/.359 across 117 games in 2019, and he went 6-for-18 with two doubles, one RBI, one walk, two stolen bases and three runs across eight Cactus League games before the pause in play.
Gordon, who arrived in camp late due to the birth of his daughter, is expected to make his Cactus League debut either Wednesday or Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The veteran infielder has been busy playing catch-up after not reporting to camp until last Friday. Gordon isn't projected to open the season as the starter at second base, with Shed Long slated for the top job at the keystone. However, the 31-year-old is still expected to serve as a valuable veteran presence and a fill-in option in at both second and center field.
Gordon (personal) is expected to report to the Mariners' camp Friday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Gordon's arrival to the Mariners' spring facility in Arizona has been delayed while he awaited the birth of his daughter, Demi. After taking the last few days off to spend time with his wife and the newborn, Gordon looks like he'll be ready to return to work over the weekend. The 31-year-old is expected to fill a super-utility role for Seattle in 2020 when the team is at full strength, though Mitch Haniger's (back/core muscle) expected absence for most of the first half of the season could open up regular reps for Gordon in the outfield.
Gordon won't join the Mariners on Tuesday for the team's first full-squad workout while he awaits the birth of his first child, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Expect Gordon to remain at home for most of the week to spend time with his expanding family. The 31-year-old shouldn't be too far behind his teammates once he eventually reports to camp, but his exact role for the upcoming season likely won't be fleshed out until closer to Opening Day. With Seattle eyeing Shed Long and J.P. Crawford for everyday jobs in the middle infield and a host of youngsters competing for regular reps in the outfield, Gordon could be in store for more of a utility gig in 2020.
Gordon is expected to play all over the diamond in 2020, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
With Shed Long expected to take over as Seattle's primary second baseman, it sounds like Gordon will fill more of a utility role during the 2020 campaign. Gordon spent most of his time at the keystone in 2019 but also has big-league experience at shortstop and center field. The 31-year-old, who hit .275/.304/.359 with three home runs and 22 stolen bases last season, could see time in the outfield to open the upcoming campaign with Mitch Haniger unlikely to be ready for Opening Day after undergoing core surgery.
Gordon (back) is starting at second base and bat ninth Sunday versus the Athletics.
Gordon missed the last three contests due to the back tightness but will rejoin the starting nine for the season finale.
Gordon (back) is not in Saturday's lineup against the A's.
He will miss a third game in a row with back tightness. Shed Long is starting at second base and leading off.
Gordon (back) remains out Friday against the Athletics.
Gordon sat Thursday with a tight back and will be on the bench for at least one more game, although Greg Johns of MLB.com reports that the decision to sit Gordon on Friday was primarily related to giving younger players a chance to play. Accordingly, it's unclear if he's expected to start either of the final two games of the season. Donnie Walton will be the second baseman Friday.
Gordon, who was out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics, is dealing with back tightness, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Gordon had been undercut by teammate Tim Lopes while making a catch in shallow right field in the fourth inning of a loss to the Astros on Wednesday, and he felt his back begin to stiffen shortly thereafter. The veteran was feeling better Thursday and was available off the bench, but his chances of starting Friday's game remain up in the air.
Gordon is not starting Thursday against the Athletics, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Gordon will head to the bench for Thursday's series opener with a left-hander, Sean Manaea, starting for the A's. In his place, Shed Long is manning the keystone and hitting leadoff.
Gordon went 2-for-3 with a double in a loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
The veteran speedster was able to find some success at the plate after going 2-for-20 over his previous seven games. The multi-hit effort was Gordon's first since Sept. 13, while his two-bagger was his first hit other than a single in the last 12 contests overall.
Gordon is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.
Gordon went just 2-for-20 (.100) over his last seven games, so manager Scott Servais decided to give him a day to clear his head. Shed Long will cover the keystone Sunday in Gordon's place.
Gordon is not in Thursday's lineup against the Pirates.
He is hitting .295 with three steals in 13 games this month. Shed Long gets the start at the keystone and will lead off.
Gordon is not in the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.
Gordon has just two hits in his last five games. Shed Long will take over at second base in his absence.
Gordon is not starting Thursday against the Reds, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Dylan Moore is starting at the keystone in place of Gordon, who has started the past four games and gone 3-for-13 with a triple and a stolen base.
Gordon went 3-for-3 with an RBI triple and a stolen base in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.
Gordon was the sole source of run production for the Mariners and did his damage out of the No. 9 spot in the order. The speedy veteran is swinging a blazing bat in September, with Saturday's production bringing his monthly line to 10-for-21 with a double, Saturday's three-bagger, four RBI, three steals and three runs over five games.
Gordon is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Houston, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Gordon started the last nine games and has nine hits and two steals in his last 22 at-bats, but he'll head to the bench with southpaw Framber Valdez on the mound for Houston. Shed Long will start at the keystone and bat eighth in his stead.
Gordon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.
Gordon's bat has unexpectedly heated up over the last four games, a stretch during which he's churned out a trio of multi-hit efforts while driving in four runs. Tuesday's production pushed his season line to .279/.305/.366 and put him at the 20-steal threshold for the sixth consecutive campaign.
Gordon went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Gordon now has back-to-back multi-hit efforts for the first time since late June, while April 25 marked the last time he'd driven in multiple runs prior to Sunday. Gordon is only five RBI short of the second-best total of his career (36), a figure he generated just last season during his first Mariners campaign.
Gordon went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday, snapping a 2-for-20 slump.
Gordon closed out August with only his second multi-hit effort of the month. The veteran's .274 average on the season is certainly respectable, but his .301 on-base percentage has plenty of room for improvement. Additionally, with 19 steals this season, Gordon is on pace for his lowest total in that category since recording 10 during a 38-game season with the Dodgers back in 2013.
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