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Dodgers News: Mattingly Considering A Platoon At Second Base

Alex Guerrero Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly will have a few big decisions to make this spring, especially at the back of the rotation and at second base.

In the infield, Alex Guerrero is the leader of a group that also includes Justin Turner, Justin Sellers, Dee Gordon, Chone Figgins and Miguel Rojas for a starting spot and possibly two bench roles. Guerrero was signed to be the team’s second baseman last October, but is still learning the position, meaning that others could find themselves starting some games at second.

According to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA, Mattingly is open to all options for the position:

A platoon would see two different players sharing the spot and with such a variety in camp, it could work out for the better, at least to start the season. Guerrero missed time this winter with a hamstring injury that set him back from learning how to play second base. The others all bring different elements to the field and have their own reasons to earn a share of the platoon.

Mattingly mentioned who would be one of the better options for a platoon via Stephen, who answered a question on Twitter:

There is still a month until the Dodgers begin playing meaningful games and a lot can change in that time, but Mattingly is keeping all his options open at this point. Guerrero will have to prove his defense in order to earn the everyday spot, while Turner, Figgins and Gordon, will all have to showcase their skill set to earn a major-league roster spot.


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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.
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