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Justin Sellers is the Dodgers shortstop. For now.

Apr 3, 2013, 8:52 AM EDT

Justin Sellers

With Hanley Ramirez out, Don Mattingly made the surprise decision to go with Justin Sellers at shortstop, primarily because of his glove.  Then last night he made two throwing errors in the seventh inning. The first was just a bobble and misplay. The second, however, was borne of bad decision making, choosing to throw home rather than get the sure out at first with a pitcher at the plate. The bad throw to the plate allowed two runs to score in a close ballgame.

After the game Don Mattingly said that it was still Sellers’ job. And, to be fair, no one should lose their job after one bad day. That said, Sellers won that job pretty darn quick too, which makes one feel like the team is keeping its options open at short.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Apr 3, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    How do you spend $240 million and not have a single actual MLB-quality shortstop on the roster?

    • Charles Gates - Apr 3, 2013 at 9:27 AM

      Did you mean to post this comment on the Yankees thread?

      • unclemosesgreen - Apr 3, 2013 at 11:41 AM

        Yankee doom trolling +1

    • geoknows - Apr 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      Should’ve jumped all over Yuniesky Betancourt when he was available last week.

  2. Darkoestrada - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Doesn’t the only other option involve playing Juan Uribe? He’ll probably get a few more chances.

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