By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Dodgers are about to re-locate a veteran due to a rookie.
The Dodgers have been talking about moving Rafael Furcal to second base. Furcal would move from shortstop.
Furcal has been the Dodgers shortstop for the past several years. However, the Dodgers would like to make rookie Dee Gordon the shortstop.
“We have talked about that,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “If I’m right, when Raffy played winter ball, he played a little second base. We were just talking about it, different scenarios for when he comes back.”
Furcal has been on the disabled list since June 4th due to a strained left oblique. Furcal last played second base with the Atlanta Braves in 2004, but hasn’t been a permanent second baseman since 2000.
“For me, it could be a little bit tough,” he said. “I haven’t played second the last three years in the Dominican (Winter League). But if I have to do it to help the team win, I will do it.”
Furcal is in the final year of his contract with the Dodgers. His contract was for three-years and $30 million dollars.
Gordon has 59 plate appearances this season with the Dodgers.
“He is like me my first two or three years,” Furcal said. “I like the way he plays. He tries to put the ball on the ground and use his speed, he bunts, he plays good defense. He is doing good things for us.”
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