Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 5/27/13
LOS ANGELES When it came time for the Dodgers to make a roster move in order to activate Jerry Hairston Jr. from the disabled list Monday, it was shortstop Dee Gordon who lost out. Gordon, hitting just .175 in 19 games, was sent down to Triple-A Albuquerque when the team activated Hairston, who had been out since May 6 because of a left groin strain. Manager Don Mattingly said the decision to send down Gordon was made because Gordon still has minor-league options. When I told Dee, he wasnt happy about it, but I feel like he made a lot of strides defensively, Mattingly said. Thats the calmest Ive seen his feet when he catches the ball and has to throw it across. Also, I saw him speed up when he needs to speed up. That, to me, is the biggest step. Mattingly said hell use Nick Punto and Luis Cruz at shortstop until Hanley Ramirez is ready to return from a strained left hamstring. Meanwhile, pitcher Josh Beckett, who is on the DL because of a left groin strain, is experiencing a numbness and tingling in the fingers of his right hand and will have an MRI on Tuesday. He had been throwing every other day but will be shut down until the results come in. Meanwhile, Angels left-handed reliever Sean Burnett said hes feeling a pain in his left elbow thats in a different area from the injury that put him on the DL from April 28 to May 21. Manager Mike Scioscia said Burnett would be checked out by a doctor Monday. Its obviously a bit of a setback, but we hope its not anything major that the medical staff wont be able to manage, Scioscia said. Well see what direction they give us.
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