Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb that will require surgery, and he's expected to miss six weeks.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says before Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks that doctors expect Gordon to make a full recovery. Gordon, injured Wednesday night sliding head-first into third base on a steal attempt against Cincinnati, had an MRI earlier Thursday and arrived to the clubhouse with a cast over his right hand.
Gordon, 24, is in his first full season as the Dodgers' starting shortstop. He's batting .229, but leads the National League with 30 stolen bases.
Pitcher Javy Guerra, who was on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation since June 4, will replace Gordon on the active roster.