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DODGERS REINSTATE DEE GORDON; RECALL STEPHEN FIFE AND ELIAN HERRERA

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated shortstop Dee Gordon from the 60-day disabled list and recalled right-handed pitcher Stephen Fife and infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque. To make room for Gordon on the 40-man roster, the club placed infielder Adam Kennedy on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right groin.

Gordon tore the UCL in his right thumb sliding into third base on July 4 vs. Cincinnati and has missed the last 57 games. The 24-year-old speedster led the Major Leagues with 30 stolen bases at the time of his injury and on the season is hitting .229 with 36 runs scored in 78 games. In eight rehab games for Albuquerque, Gordon hit .267 (8-for-30) with a triple and two steals.

This will mark Herrera’s third stint with Los Angeles and the native of the Dominican Republic is hitting .244 with a homer and 16 RBI in 53 games. Herrera has made 41 starts at third base (14), second base (9), center field (9), left field (7) and right field (2).

Fife went 11-7 with a 4.66 ERA in 25 games (24 starts) for Triple-A Albuquerque. The 25-year-old has made three starts for the Dodgers this season, going 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA (4 ER/16.2 IP). The Idaho native also collected his first Major League hit on July 27 at San Francisco.

Kennedy hit .262 in 86 games for the Dodgers this season. The left-handed hitting veteran made 40 starts at third base (25) and second base (15) with the club going 24-16 in those contests.

The Dodgers now have 34 players on the active roster.

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13 Responses to “DODGERS REINSTATE DEE GORDON; RECALL STEPHEN FIFE AND ELIAN HERRERA”

  1. JOSEPH OLIVAS says:

    how many players can we have in the majors right now?

  2. Bball says:

    I am thrilled to see gordon back. I hope he’s starting tonight. It might bring a spark that this team desperately needs

  3. Bobby says:

    Can’t we have a max of 40 guys in the dugout in September?

  4. Rob says:

    This is the speed that can fire up a ball club!

  5. Bball says:

    Rob I thought u were taking a break. The way this ones starting I think I will too

  6. Ken says:

    You can have 40 players on the 25 man roster after September 1st.

    The Dodgers have 50 players on their 40 man roster.
    Less the 10 players on the 60 day DL
    Less the 2 players that are rumored as “PTBNL”
    The most the Dodgers will have is 38

    Presumably Puig will not be called up
    There really is no current need for Angle
    I doubt Donnie wants to see Scott Van Slyke

    Hopefully Elbert and Gyerra make it back

    Possibly Lilly makes it back and we can finally say goodbye to Angle

  7. Ken says:

    I want this lineup just once this year (based upon BA for the last 30 days)

    Ellis M .317
    Ellis AJ .286
    Cruz .351
    Ethier .298
    Rameriz .269
    Gonzalez .242
    Victorino .240
    Kemp/Rivera .200/.200

  8. Ken says:

    I read that submariner’s move on his first pitch. Gordon what a wsste.

  9. Bball says:

    Time to make the trade look good

  10. Bobbie17 says:

    If this team makes the playoffs, it will be proof that the second wildcard makes mockery out of the playoffs. The playoffs are supposed to be for GOOD teams, kinda.

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