SAN DIEGO -- The
Gordon, whose future with the Dodgers became murky since they acquired
Gordon was en route to San Francisco on Saturday afternoon, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to discuss it because the Dodgers had yet to make an announcement.
Gordon, 25, was batting .314 with a .397 on-base percentage at triple-A Albuquerque. He has 14 stolen bases in 16 tries. He also has eight errors in 25 games.
The Dodgers cited defense as the primary reason they turned to
Gordon opened last season as the Dodgers’ shortstop. He batted .228 with a .280 on-base percentage and stole 32 bases in 42 tries. He also made 18 errors, the second-highest total of any shortstop in the
The Dodgers had worked him out at second base at Albuquerque in recent days, but he never has played that position in a game. Although the Dodgers declined trade inquiries on Gordon last winter, several other teams considered acquiring Gordon and moving him to center field.