SEATTLE- After missing 19 games with a bruised wrist, the Seattle Mariners made the decision to reinstate second baseman Dee Gordon from the inactive list. The decision was made prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.
Gordon sustained the injury on May 9 when he was hit by a pitch from the New York Yankee’s J.A Happ. Prior to his injury, he was batting .281 with 16 runs, 19 RBIs and 12 stole bases through 45 games.
Gordon reclaimed his starting spot from Shed Long and reliever Matt Festa was sent to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers to make room.
In his first game back, Gordon was slotted in the bottom of the batting order, hitting eighth. Gordon had four at bats and managed to hit a single in the fourth inning that advanced Kyle Seager to second.
The Mariners are 28-42 on the season so far but have won three of their last six games and were competitive in two of those three games they lost.