Disaster strikes as Dee Gordon fractures toe

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Disaster strikes as Dee Gordon fractures toe

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On Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners lost 2nd baseman / outfielder Dee Gordon to injury with a fractured toe. This bad luck comes just a week after All-Star Robinson Cano was suspended for 80 days due to PEDs. While the M’s have seemed to rally with Cano out, losing Gordon will remove the sparkplug from a team that is currently on the heels of the Houston Astros (2 games back) for 1st place in the AL West.

Gordon was placed on tehe 10 day DL but it remains to be seen how long he will be out. A really bad fracture usually takes 6-8 weeks for surgery and recovery.

Before the injury Gordon was having a very good season with a .304 batting average and 16 stolen bases. The 30 year old adjusted to centerfield this year and though his defense has been average, those are amazing results based on him never having played outfield at the Major League Level.

Veteran infielder Gordon Beckham will move to 2nd base as Guillermo Heredia recently took over for centerfield. Addtionally, Daniel Vogelbach will be recalled from Triple-A. Vogelbach has been hitting .301 with 9 home runs to his credit. Most impressively, Vogelbach has walked 22 times to jsut 10s in his 24 games.

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