Ok So Dee Gordon sprained his ankle in yesterday’s game guys. If you watched yesterday’s game you would know which play I am talking about. It was very early in the Dodger’s 5-3 loss to Arizona at Camelback Ranch yesterday afternoon. The play I am talking about was when Gordon was on second base, and scored on Carl Crawford’s two-run single. He had singled and then stole second base. It was early in the game, and when Crawford singled, Gordon tried to slide to avoid the throw and potential tag at the plate. Gordon tried to slide, but instead ended up basically diving for the plate, and he came up lame after a slight collision with Arizona catcher Miguel Montero. He stayed in the game and we didn’t think much of it at the time, but we remembered it.
Now we heard this morning that Gordon actually did hurt himself on that play. He sprained his ankle, and the Dodgers had to hold him out of today’s workouts. The Dodgers list him as day-to-day. Of course now I know why Nick Punto was playing at shortstop this afternoon. I complained about him playing during my pre-game earlier today. I wasn’t really complaining about Punto per say. It had nothing to do with him. Mainly I was complaining about the regulars not getting enough playing time every day. Because at this stage in the spring, the regulars should be getting more playing time instead of guys like Brian Barden, and Juan Uribe. Well, anyways, Gordon was hurt, so that’s why Punto was in there at short. No biggie I guess.
With Hanley Ramirez out playing for the Dominican in the World Baseball Classic, Gordon has been enjoying the extra playing time. Of course he is expected to begin the season in the minors, as Hanley is slated to be the club’s everyday shortstop.
It doesn’t look like Gordon’s injury is serious. I am sure he will be fine in a few days. The Dodgers have said they don’t want him to return to playing until he is pain-free. Gordon has played in 16 games this spring. He is batting .241 with a .405 OBP. He is 7 for 29 with eight walks, and seven stolen bases in 38 plate appearances.