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Dodgers option Dee Gordon to Triple-A Albuquerque

Jul 4, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT

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Dee Gordon was given a brief reprieve yesterday when Casey Blake was placed on the disabled list with an arthritic condition in his neck, but Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers sent the speedy shortstop back to Triple-A Albuquerque today.

Rafael Furcal started at shortstop in his return from an oblique injury yesterday and figures to play there on a regular basis as long as he can stay healthy, so Gordon is much better off playing everyday in the minor leagues. The Dodgers briefly discussed moving Furcal to second base, but those plans have been put on the backburner for now.

Furcal has been limited to just 18 games with the Dodgers this season, batting .214/.247/.271 over 73 plate appearances. He’s still owed roughly half of his $12 million salary for this season, but the Dodgers will surely attempt to shop him in the coming days and weeks. The 33-year-old has a limited no-trade clause in his contract.

Gordon, 23, batted .232/.250/.280 with two doubles, a triple and four RBI over his first 85 major league plate appearances. He went 8-for-11 in stolen base attempts.

  1. mississippimusicman - Jul 4, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    I need to appeal a ban. My stepdad apparently made a comment today that got me banned, after I forgot to log out when using his computer.

    • mississippimusicman - Jul 4, 2011 at 6:57 PM

      Wow, he told me he got banned. He doesn’t have an account, and when I checked, I was still logged in on his computer. Upon reading the comments for the post he commented on (his comment was deleted, with a note from Craig saying I was banned), I can only infer that whatever he said brought shame upon my house. For that I am truly sorry.

  2. purdueman - Jul 4, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    I heard broadcaster Hawk Harrelson mention this today; he said: “He Gone!”

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