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May 10, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Well, here we are again. Why do I suspect it's not the last time? Barring an unforeseen trade, for better or worse the Dodgers are currently wedded to Dee Gordon at shortstop. And at the moment, it is for the worst. Right now he looks terrible at shortstop. Dare I say it, he looks like Jose Offerman. Looks like he has lost complete confidence. Every ball hit to him is pure adventure. He was advertised as an exciting player, but don't think this is what anyone had in mind. Then there is Gordon, leadoff hitter, another current disappointment.
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April 8, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Dodgers 3, Tigers 2 (10 innings) KEY MOMENT: Carl Crawford's 10th-inning double skipped by Detroit left fielder Rajai Davis, allowing Chone Figgins to score the winning run from first base. Figgins opened the inning by drawing a walk. Detroit sent the game into extra innings when the Dodgers chose not to walk Victor Martinez with first base open and the tying run on second base in the ninth and the Tigers first baseman burned them with a two-out run-scoring single against Kenley Jansen.
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April 20, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
HOUSTON — Dee Gordon's struggles at the plate prompted Manager Don Mattingly to bench the young shortstop in Friday night's game against the Astros. "He's fighting it a little bit," Mattingly said of Gordon, the Dodgers' leadoff hitter who was batting .192 overall and had hit .167 in the series the Dodgers just completed in Milwaukee. "You just know what's going through their mind," Mattingly said. "He sees probably .200 on the [video] board and even though it's only 40 at-bats and could change so fast, they still see that number.
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April 5, 2014 | Dylan Hernandez
Yasiel Puig was late for batting practice and scratched from the lineup, but he wasn't the reason the Dodgers were crushed Friday in their home opener by the San Francisco Giants. Hyun-Jin Ryu was. The pitcher the Dodgers leaned on most in the aftermath of Clayton Kershaw's back injury, Ryu lasted only two innings and gave up every one of the runs scored by the Giants in an 8-4 defeat at Dodger Stadium. This was the very antithesis of the first game here last season, when Kershaw not only pitched a shutout against the Giants but also hit a home run in a 1-0 victory.
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May 2, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Now this seems an experiment worth undertaking: Dee Gordon, second baseman. For the last two days, Gordon has been taking pregame grounders for the Albuquerque Isotopes at second base. This is not because second baseman Mark Ellis is more seriously hurt than the Dodgers are letting on and are prepping Gordon as some emergency fill-in. It is apparently a more long-term consideration. And anyone who watched Gordon struggle at shortstop for the Dodgers last season will understand that thought.
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December 4, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
The idea, while rebuilding the farm system, is to win right now. To put together the best lineup, rotation and bench possible. So if you're the Dodgers, what does that mean for Dee Gordon? Probably that he's not in their plans for 2013. And that if somebody is interested in the young shortstop and offering something reasonably significant, and usable now, you listen. Not too surprisingly, word has come out of the winter meetings in Nashville that the Dodgers are open to offers for Gordon , though it has to be emphasized that's a long way from trying to move him. The Dodgers still like him, are still interested in how he develops, still think he could be league-leading base stealer.
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March 7, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX -- Dee Gordon stole two bases in the Dodgers' win over Mexico on Wednesday. And he stole two more against the Texas Rangers on Thursday. But Manager Don Mattingly would rather not talk about Gordon's blinding speed, but concentrate instead on some of the other things Gordon has done, like his double to left field against Mexico. Or the four runs he scored in the last two days. "The thing that we're asking from Dee this year is we want to see a baseball player," Mattingly said of Gordon, whose first sport in high school was basketball.
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March 3, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
And in today's installment of “what-if” we ask: If Chone Figgins and Dee Gordon are essentially the same player, wouldn't you naturally go with the younger one? Figgins and Gordon are both versatile, speedy types who have struggled to hit. Figgins was a remarkable utility man for the Angels, playing multiple positions and stealing as many as 62 bases in a single season. But as a Mariner, he was something much less. After hitting a combined .185 in the 2011-2012 seasons, he was released and spent last year out of baseball.
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September 11, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
It's not exactly the cavalry arriving, but right now any warm bodies can't hurt. The Dodgers have started calling up additional forces from the farm system, and with the Albuquerque Isotopes' season now over, the parent club added some speed and utility Tuesday with shortstop Dee Gordon and infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera, and another long man in the bullpen in Stephen Fife. With Adam Kennedy and Kenley Jansen sidelined, that leaves Manager Don Mattingly with 32 healthy bodies to play with.
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July 5, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Dee Gordon looked crushed as he sat in the visiting dugout at Chase Field on Thursday. He had learned earlier in the day that he had a torn tendon in his right thumb that would require surgery. He will sit out for six weeks. The diagnosis came as a surprise to Gordon, who injured his thumb in a head-first slide on Wednesday. He said his thumb didn't hurt. “I thought it was probably like a partial tear and not to where I needed surgery,” he said. Gordon, who has had an up-and-down season, sighed.
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March 30, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO - As Brian Wilson recounted his eighth-inning implosion Sunday, he made certain his failures wouldn't obscure something positive that came out of the Dodgers' 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Hyun-Jin Ryu was, in Wilson's words, “marvelous.” “As far as a silver lining, that would be it,” Wilson said. BOX SCORE: Padres 3, Dodgers 1 With Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list with a strained back muscle, the Dodgers called on Ryu to pitch their first game of the season on American soil.
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March 25, 2014 | Dylan Hernandez
Having fulfilled his initial goal of making the Dodgers' opening-day roster, Dee Gordon now has a new ambition. "Do what I can to be the starting second baseman, just show them they can trust me and give them confidence that I can be their guy every day," Gordon said. Gordon started the Dodgers' second game in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but not the first. With left-hander Wade Miley starting for the Diamondbacks on opening day, Manager Don Mattingly opted to sit the left-handed-hitting Gordon and start the right-handed-hitting Justin Turner.
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March 20, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SYDNEY, Australia - Adrian Gonzalez made an early exit from an exhibition game Thursday because of tightness in his back but is expected to start the Dodgers' regular-season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. "I'm expecting him to go tomorrow," Manager Don Mattingly said Friday. Gonzalez will play first base and bat fourth. With left-hander Wade Miley pitching for the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers will start right-handed-hitting utility man Justin Turner instead of left-handed-hitting Dee Gordon at second base.
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March 17, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
While wondering if the Dodgers have almost talked themselves into jet lag, a quick look at questions and answers provided during this spring's camp: Who's the fifth starter? Uh, they'll have to get back to you on that one. Josh Beckett looked strong his first time out, then slammed his thumb in a clubhouse door and suffered a setback. And Paul Maholm didn't exactly impress. Beckett remained back in camp with the minor-leaguers when the team headed to Australia. Maholm is on the trip and will act as a reliever, unless something unexpected befalls starters Clayton Kershaw or Hyun-Jin Ryu. Fortunately the Dodgers won't really need a fifth starter until the middle of April, so they can give Beckett more time to see if he can pitch his way into the rotation.
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March 16, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- In their final Cactus League game, the Dodgers will field a lineup that figures to be their usual lineup for the regular season. It probably won't be the lineup the Dodgers use next week in Australia, as Carl Crawford is expected to remain in Arizona for the birth of his third child. In Crawford's absence, Scott Van Slyke is expected to start in left field. Dee Gordon appears to have won the job at second base. And Yasiel Puig's .135 average in the exhibition season looks like it hasn't dissuaded Manager Don Mattingly from using the 23-year-old Cuban outfielder as his leadoff hitter.
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March 15, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Dodgers 5, Padres 4; White Sox 5, Dodgers 4 AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon was two for three with a triple, raising his exhibition average to .282. Gordon also stole a base, making him nine for his ninth in nine on the spring on stolen-base attempts. Manager Don Mattingly has been highly complimentary of Gordon, an indication he could be the team's opening-day second baseman. ON THE MOUND: Closer Kenley Jansen threw another scoreless inning to maintain his 0.00 earned-run average.
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August 16, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
He's up, he's down, he's up! Actually, you would need a couple more of those to truly capture the yo-yo season of Scott Van Slyke, who once again is a Dodger. The outfielder/first baseman was called up Friday from triple-A Albuquerque prior to the Dodgers' game in Philadelphia. This will make his fourth stint with the Dodgers this season. They immediately put him in the lineup in right field for Andre Ethier, who is battling a sore calf and is sitting out because the Phillies are starting a left-hander (Cliff Lee)
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October 4, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Dee Gordon, that bright shortstop of the Dodgers' future? Exactly where is he now? Out there in limbo land. After a disappointing first full season, the addition of Hanley Ramirez and the unexpected emergence of Luis Cruz, Gordon is currently with his nose to the Dodgers' window. When Gordon when down with an injured thumb on July 4, he was expected to reclaim his starting position upon his return. He never started another game. Meanwhile, the power-hitting Ramirez arrived and Cruz defied expectations.
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March 14, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
His pitching line looked good. It was how the thumb felt that was the problem. Right-hander Josh Beckett returned to the mound Friday, throwing three sharp, scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out one. The one problem: He was scheduled to go four innings but had to exit because of a sore thumb that he originally injured in an accident with a clubhouse door. The right thumb grew more sore as he continued to throw in a game eventually won 5-4 by the Cubs in Mesa, Ariz.
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March 14, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Cubs 5, Dodgers 2 AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon was two for three with a run-scoring triple - his third of the exhibition season. Alex Guerrero, who replaced Gordon at second base, hit a two-run double to left-center field in the seventh inning. Miguel Rojas, who entered camp with a reputation as a subpar hitter, raised his average to .409. He was two for three with a pair of doubles. ON THE MOUND: Paco Rodriguez, Chris Withrow and Jose Dominguez each pitched a scoreless inning.
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