Fighting for the starting second base job, Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Dee Gordon is showing the coaching staff he can handle the job. With rumors emerging that he’s the “front runner” to win the job, Gordon smacked an RBI triple in yesterday’s 3-3 and in limited chances, made all the necessary plays defensively.
Brought through the Dodgers system as a primary shortstop, his inability to hit at the big league level and horrid defense has made him a prime to transition into a utility role. In two different stints in winter ball, Gordon played second base and the outfield in hopes of making the team out of camp.
Today, Gordon started at second base and in his first at-bat, he was at it again, smacking a two-run triple to right and showing the weight gain of the summer has resulted in a change at the plate. Here’s Gordon getting the scoring started against the A’s: