The Dodgers got more bad news Wednesday on the injury front, as their shortstop of the future, Dee Gordon, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder contusion. Gordon initially injured the shoulder in a rundown play on Saturday in Phoenix, then aggravated it on Tuesday night on a swing. He had an MRI Wednesday morning which revealed the contusion.
Manager Don Mattingly said after the game that Gordon would probably be back to baseball activities within a few days, and is likely to be ready to return once the 15 days are up. The Dodgers likely won't make a corresponding roster move until Friday, when they open a weekend series with Houston. Ivan DeJesus Jr. and Russell Mitchell are the only infielders on the 40-man roster, and Mitchell is a corner man.
The Dodgers could promote someone like Justin Sellers, who isn't on the 40-man roster, as they have an open spot plus several other injured players who could be moved to the 60-day DL to create even more roster space. The Dodgers have had 16 different players make 24 different trips to the disabled list this season.
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