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Monday, June 17, 2019

Dee Gordon likely moving to second base before long

Dee Gordon

Dee Gordon will likely move to second base for the Seattle Mariners before too long.

Immediately after Robinson Cano was lost to surgery and a suspension, there was talk about Gordon potentially moving back to second base. Gordon, who played second base for four seasons before moving to center field with Seattle, said earlier this week that he was ready to move to second.

Gordon has been taking ground balls at second to prepare for the move back to the infield. He is scheduled to DH on Thursday against the Tigers, which has MLB.com reporter Greg Johns saying he feels the move to second is “imminent.”

The Mariners are currently playing Gordon Beckham at second, but the team would probably be better off if they can move Gordon there and open up other options in the outfield. The flexibility of Gordon is becoming an asset for the team.

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