Gordon is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.
Rob Refsnyder's return to the starting nine after a four-game absence due to a hamstring injury looks like it will push Gordon back into a utility role. Gordon had picked up starts in the first two games of the series, going 1-for-8 with a pair of stolen bases and a run.
Gordon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's 2-1 win over Kansas City.
Gordon picked up his third stolen base of the season and his first since swiping two bags May 6. The rookie infielder has knocked multiple hits in two straight games and is now batting .400 through 20 at-bats.
Gordon went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 14-5 loss to the Royals.
Gordon singled in the second and the sixth before belting a 423-foot shot to center field for the first home run of his major-league career. The 25-year-old is slashing .375/.412/.563 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases since getting called up May 23. The 2021 season is beginning to look like a lost cause for Minnesota, which could allow for Gordon to see more action while the Twins try and figure out what they have in their 2014 first-round pick.
The Twins recalled Gordon from Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday.
Gordon was hitting .393 with five stolen bases in eight games at Triple-A. Just as he did during his previous stint with the Twins earlier this month, Gordon will see work as a reserve infielder. While he's unlikely to see regular starts for Minnesota, Gordon should be the Twins' top pinch-running option off the bench, which could allow him to bring value in the stolen-base category in AL-only leagues.
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.
Gordon was optioned to the minors Monday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The No. 5 overall pick from 2014 hit .200 in 10 at-bats during Grapefruit League play. He will serve as organizational infield depth this season and is not expected to see much playing time at the big-league level.
Gordon will be given a look at second base this spring as he attempts to make the roster as a utility player, the Fort Myers Beach News reports.
Gordon was sidelined for much of July and August after testing positive for COVID-19 and only worked for a few weeks at the alternate site before being shut down for the season. He's apparently healthy in camp and will try to win a reserve spot on the major-league roster. When we last saw Gordon at Triple-A Rochester in 2019, he showed significant improvement at the plate, but his .298/.342/.459 slash line (102 wRC+) still only translated to just above league-average production. He'll likely need to prove himself again in Triple-A before getting a shot in the majors.
The Twins recalled Gordon from their alternate training site Monday and placed him on the 45-day injured list.
Gordon was sidelined for much of July and August after testing positive for COVID-19, but he cleared all health-related protocols just over a month ago and was able to resume working out at the alternate site. Without a specific injury being cited for Gordon's move to the IL, the transaction is likely just procedural as Minnesota maneuvers its 40-man roster and active roster ahead of the postseason. Gordon is presumably still healthy and should be in store for a normal offseason.
Gordon (illness) cleared COVID-19 protocols Tuesday and will begin a rehab assignment at the team's spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla., Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Gordon tested positive for COVID-19 at the beginning of July, but he'll finally be able to resume activity. It's unclear what shape the 24-year-old is in or whether he'll be available as depth for the Twins at some point in 2020, but Minnesota will forgo adding him to its 60-man player pool until assessing him at Fort Myers.
Gordon still has not reported to Minnesota's alternate site camp in St. Paul after testing positive for COVID-19, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "There are some protocols as to when you would test and subsequently test from an onset of symptoms and then from whenever symptoms do stop, so he's in that protocol," president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said.
Gordon was showing symptoms, according to Falvey, so he'll likely need some time to get back to full speed even when cleared to practice. Falvey said Gordon is feeling fine now. However, at this point he may not be an option for the Twins at the major-league level if needed for depth until the second half of the season.
Gordon has tested positive for COVID-19, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Gordon will be kept apart from his teammates until MLB protocols allow him to return. The lost time this month will hurt his ability to be ready early in the season, though he could make an impact down the line as he's on the Twins' 40-man roster and hit a solid .298/.342/.459 in 70 games at Triple-A Rochester last season.
The Twins optioned Gordon to Triple-A Rochester on March 9.
In a repeat season at Rochester in 2019, Gordon showed significant improvement at the dish, but his .298/.342/.459 slash line (102 wRC+) still only translated to just above league-average production. While the 2014 first-round pick should eventually make his MLB debut at some point this season, the Twins likely view him as a more of a utility infielder over the long haul.
Gordon made his spring debut Thursday, starting at second base and going 0-for-2. He hadn't played in a game since early August of last season because of a gastrointestinal issue, MLB.com reports.
Gordon says the gastrointestinal issue has bothered him the last two seasons, reducing his playing weight from 185 pounds to 160 pounds during the 2018 season. After posting just a 52 wRC+in 2018, Gordon hit .298 with a .808 OPS and 102 wRC+ in 2019. He played just 70 games, however, missing time with a lower-leg bruise, a left adductor strain and the gastrointestinal ailment. Gordon, the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft, is no longer seen as the shortstop of the future and may move to second base. He'll begin the year at Triple-A and could be called up during the season. It's possible he could improve significantly at the plate with better health.
Gordon was placed on the 7-day injured list Monday due to a lower left leg bruise, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Gordon was struck by a pitch over the weekend, and he'll need at least a brief trip to the shelf as a result. He's slashing .298/.342/.459 with four homers, 40 RBI and 14 stolen bases over 70 games this season for Triple-A Rochester.
Triple-A Rochester activated Gordon (thigh) from its 7-day injured list Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
After missing a month of action earlier this season due to a stomach issue, Gordon's latest IL stint didn't prove nearly as lengthy. He'll return to the active roster after missing just over the minimum amount of time with a thigh strain and should immediately reclaim an everyday role at shortstop.
Triple-A Rochester placed Gordon on its 7-day injured list Tuesday with a left adductor strain.
Gordon will head to the IL for a second time this season after previously missing a month of action due to a case of acute gastritis. Though he's hit well in his eight games at Rochester to date, Gordon will need to stay on the field for a prolonged period before the Twins seriously entertain calling him up to the big-league roster. He's without a clear timeline to return to action following his latest setback on the health front.
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|06/12||vs HOU||W 5-2||4||1||1||0||0||0||2|
|06/11||vs HOU||L 4-6||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/10||vs NYY||W 7-5||3||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|06/09||vs NYY||L 6-9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/06||@ KC||W 2-1||4||0||2||0||0||0||1|
|06/04||@ KC||L 5-14||4||1||3||1||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2015||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||120||481||79||133||23||7||1||58||39||88||25||8||.277||.336||.360|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||99||382||40||81||13||4||2||29||23||82||13||3||.212||.262||.283|
|2019||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||70||292||49||87||29||3||4||40||18||65||14||4||.298||.342||.459|