Dee Gordon ready to play second base for Mariners with Cano out
Dee Gordon says that he is ready to play second base for the Seattle Mariners while Robinson Cano is out.
Cano will undergo surgery for a broken bone in his hand. On top of that injury, MLB also announced Tuesday that Cano has been suspended 80 games for a violation of the performance-enhancing drugs policy.
Gordon Beckham could see action at second base in Cano’s place. Another option is Dee Gordon, who told the team he is willing to move back to the position.
The Mariners have asked Dee Gordon about playing second base. He’s all in. It will happen, though not right away. Hasn’t taken a ground ball since December.
— Corey Brock (@CoreyBrockMLB) May 15, 2018
MLB.com’s Corey Brock says Gordon was already taking ground balls on Tuesday.
Gordon played second base from 2014-2017. When the Mariners acquired him in a trade with the Marlins, they moved him to the outfield. Moving back to second should be a natural transition for Gordon.