Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:37:39 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon appears to be in line for the starting second base duties when the team plays a two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia this weekend after a solid spring performance. Gordon hit .286 with four triples and nine steals without being caught in camp. Gordon could platoon with 2B Chone Figgins, with Gordon facing right-handers, according to manager Don Mattingly.
"My mindset now is to be the best player I can be for the Dodgers. It's not all about me. I'm definitely mentally tougher than I was. I'm not going to sit here and whine, say I got treated wrong. I'm going to adapt to the situation and be a better player." 2B Alexander Guerrero is now expected to start the year in the minors as he continues to make the shift from shortstop to second base.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon is a post-hype prospect that is a real sleeper candidate in mixed and NL-only drafts. Folks will start to catch on that Guerrero was a bit overvalued, at least early this year. If he can improve on his on-base percentage adjustments in the minors last year and make some more contact, Gordon can be a poor-man's Billy Hamilton.
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:25:03 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers have purchased the contract of 3B Chone Figgins and 2B Justin Turner and both will travel with the team for their games in Australia. The team also designated RP Javy Guerra for assignment.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:36:24 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the starting second base job is up in the air between 2Bs Alexander Guerrero, Dee Gordon, Chone Figgins and Justin Turner.
Fantasy Tip: This might just be coach speak by Mattingly. All along it's been expected that Guerrero is the favorite for the job. That could change with a poor spring performance, however. Guerrero is risky because we don't know much about him. In mixed leagues, he's safer as middle infield insurance.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:05:23 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Alexander Guerrero played in his first Cactus League spring game Wednesday, Feb. 26. He started at second base and grounded out in his only two at-bats. He cleanly fielded the only grounder his way and turned a smooth pivot on a tailor-made double-play grounder to SS Chone Figgins. "He looked better at the plate in his second at-bat," manager Don Mattingly said. "It's his first spring training game. We're actually not judging off one game or two at-bats. I'm happy with what I saw."
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:22:41 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed with free-agent 3B Chone Figgins (Marlins) on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:08:53 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers are close to signing free-agent 3B Chone Figgins (Marlins) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, according to a source.
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 11:23:04 -0800
The Boston Red Sox are not expected to pursue free-agent INF Chone Figgins (Marlins). They were not in attendance at his workout in Arizona last week for interested teams.
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:38:26 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays were among 10 teams that watched free-agent INF Chone Figgins (Marlins) work out Wednesday, Jan. 15. According to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, Figgins reportedly showed enough where he's expected to receive an invitation to an MLB spring training camp.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:58:37 -0800
Updating a previous report, free-agent 3B Chone Figgins (Marlins) took batting practice and went through infield and outfield drills for about 10 teams in Tampa Wednesday, Jan. 15. He was clocked in the 60-yard dash in 6.5 seconds, showing off good wheels for a 35-year-old.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:28:08 -0800
Free-agent 3B Chone Figgins (Marlins) worked out for a number of teams Wednesday, Jan. 15, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins.