With the Mariners star second baseman Robinson Cano facing an 80-game suspension for a banned substance, Seattle is naturally left scrambling.
It's actually impossible to replace an eight-time All-Star in the heart of your lineup, but replacing him in the field is no walk in the park, either. Luckily, this team has another versatile star who can fill in serviceably.
The Mariners are considering moving Dee Gordon back to his natural position of second base to replace Cano, and the player sounds amenable to the switch.
The Mariners have asked Dee Gordon about playing second base. He’s all in. It will happen, though not right away. Hasn’t taken a ground ball since December.— Corey Brock (@CoreyBrockMLB) May 15, 2018
Seattle has loved how Gordon has transitioned to a center fielder, and would prefer to keep his speed in the outfield. But it's all about getting the best players available in the lineup.
Dee Gordon on moving back to 2B:— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) May 15, 2018
“I’ve played the position, but considering the circumstances, it’s definitely not how you want it to happen, especially to a great guy like Robbie. I’m just going to try to help us for this season and see what we can do."