Dee Gordon

Heading into the offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers were at risk of losing multiple regular starters from their infield. Hanley Ramirez appeared to be the most likely among the group who wouldn’t return and that’s all but a formality at this point as he’s agreed to a contract with the Boston Red Sox.

Dee Gordon was ruled eligible for salary arbitration and given his All-Star campaign in 2014, is a safe bet to be tendered by the Dodgers and return next season. While Gordon will likely play for the Dodgers in 2015, the other middle infield position is largely unsettled. With that in mind, Gordon asked on Twitter who was interested in turning double plays with him:

Miguel Rojas was quick to reply and Gordon told his fellow infielder to join him in Los Angeles on Tuesday:

Shortly after, Justin Turner, also eligible for salary arbitration, joined the conversation:

While Rojas is a natural shortstop and Turner is capable of playing the position, it’s unlikely either of the two will replace Ramirez on a full-time basis. Erisbel Arruebarrena and Alex Guerrero are more internal options, though both face an uphill battle to earn the nod at short.

About The Author

Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.