Mariners put Dee Gordon on DL with fractured toe

The Seattle Mariners’ Dee Gordon has joined Robinson Cano on the disabled list, just after taking over for him at second base.

Seattle said Tuesday that Gordon hurt his right big toe on May 9 in Toronto and reinjured it Sunday.

Manager Scott Servais said the team has known about the injury since Gordon underwent X-rays earlier this month and that Gordon’s discomfort was obvious Sunday.

Gordon is batting .304 (56-for-184) with 16 stolen bases in 45 games.

I don’t think it’s going to completely heal in nine or 10 days, but certainly calm down enough to the point where hopefully we can get him back sooner than later, Servais said. “As soon as the 10 days are up I hope to have him back out there with us.”

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence didn’t waste any time signing the franchise tag he got from the Cowboys in March and he’s been with the team this offseason rather than following the path of others who have stayed away from their teams in hopes of getting a long-term deal.

Regardless of the team’s motivation for submitting or the audience’s motivation for watching, remember that the subject of Hard Knocks always has final say over what gets televised. So unless the same incompetence that has fueled 1-31 has infected every level of the organization, chances are that the final product will look a lot less like an objective tour of the Factory of Sadness and more like an infomercial edited by the Chamber of Commerce.
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