The Seattle Mariners will be without the services of All-Star shortstop Dee Gordon for a while after he suffered a wrist injury after being hit by a pitch.
Gordon exited the Mariners’ Thursday affair with the Yankees in big pain after he was plunked by JA Happ.
Happ’s 90 mph fastball struck Gordon square in the right wrist. The speedy shortstop was in immediate pain and had to leave the game. Not only was Gordon injured, but he wasn’t also upset at what he perceived to have been a dangerous pitch from Happ.
Happ disagreed with Gordon’s comments, saying that he was only trying to pitch inside.
X-Rays performed on Gordon’s right wrist were inconclusive on Thursday night. After the swelling recedes, he is set to undergo further testing to see if the wrist is broken or if he’s merely dealing with a contusion.
Seattle will miss Gordon, whatever the length of his absence is. The 31-year-old shortstop is hitting .304 and has already stolen 10 bases in the young season.
Gordon was one of the reasons the Mariners got off to a hot start, leading the AL West during part of April. They’ve now cooled down, as their record sits at 20-21, 4 games back of the Astros.
The Mariners have recalled JP Crawford from AAA Tacoma to replace Gordon in the meantime.