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Braves Checking On Dodgers Dee Gordon

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Jon Paul Morosi reported on MLB Network that the Atlanta Braves have checked with the Dodgers on the availability of infielder Dee Gordon ... to fill their left field vacancy. Gordon has only played shortstop in the Majors, but with Hanley Ramirez occupying short next year in LA, he might be available.

The Braves would likely be looking for Gordon to be a super-utility player in the same way that they were looking at Emilio Bonifacio (a rumor reported late last night) -- someone who can backup shortstop and play all over the infield and outfield (remember Omar Infante). This continues the Braves trend of trying to get younger and faster throughout the lineup.

This is probably just a rumor that results from a conversation or two, and the Braves may have moved on, but it's still worth pointing out. Especially since, when combined with the Bonifacio rumor, it tells us the general direction that the Braves are looking in to fill left field -- a speedy multi-position-type player.