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Dodgers demote Dee Gordon to Triple-A

May 27, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

Lil Jon, Dee Gordon AP

Dee Gordon was given a chance to fill in at shortstop this month after Hanley Ramirez went down with a hamstring injury, but the Dodgers demoted him to Triple-A Albuquerque this evening after he hit just .175 in 19 games.

Gordon hit .265 (9-for-34) with one home run, four RBI, five walks, and six stolen bases over his first nine games, but he went into a 2-for-29 funk over his final 10 games. The 25-year-old now owns an underwhelming .251/.296/.308 batting line and a .605 OPS through 162 games in the majors. It’s tough to use that game-breaking speed when you can’t get on base.

Ramirez could begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week, but the Dodgers appear content to move forward with Nick Punto and Luis Cruz at shortstop. By the way, Dodgers shortstops are batting just .194/.280/.279 with a .558 OPS this season. Only the Mariners have had worse production from the position.

  1. paperlions - May 27, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    It’s almost like offensive numbers posted while playing in the PCL with your home park in Albuquerque don’t translate to playing in the majors. Weird.

  2. jimeejohnson - May 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Dodgers: worst team money can buy!

  3. undeadjesus - May 27, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    That photo might explain his struggles. He might be hittin’ the sizzurp a little hard, or a “lil” hard might be a better way of saying it.

    YEAHHHHH!!!!!! OK!!!!1!!!1!

    • tuberippin - May 28, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      What?

      Oh. My bad. I meant HUHHHH-WHAT?

  4. losanginsight - May 28, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    A good problem to have.

  5. 32and53fan - May 28, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    Dizzee needs to lizzose the sizzwagger until he earizzns it. Gizzet some humizzility and quit all the urban, gangsta crizzap in the dugout. He should latch on to some boring, Midwestern farm boy player in the mold of Nick Pinto, Mark or A.J.Ellis, Jamie Carroll or Jerry Hairston, who, despite mediocre talent, are successful by hard work, grit, determination and focus on the game, not on all the stupid ghetto handshakes and other stuff in the dugout. After you become a star with a couple of very good seasons under your belt, then you have earned the right to act the fool and strut around with swagger, or whatever new urban thing comes along.

    • koufaxmitzvah - May 28, 2013 at 8:08 AM

      You’ve got some issues.

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