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Mattingly, Hansen working with struggling Gordon

Mattingly, Hansen working with struggling Gordon

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Mattingly, Hansen working with struggling Gordon
SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers held a course in remedial hitting for struggling shortstop Dee Gordon before Wednesday's game.

Rather than in the privacy of the indoor batting cage, manager Don Mattingly and hitting coach Dave Hansen had Gordon hitting off a tee in the batting cage on the field before the Dodgers stretched for regular batting practice.

"It's just to get him to hit," said Mattingly. "That's a drill I've done with a couple guys so they can see the ball travel. It helps find contact points. It controls where the ball is and you see where it travels -- instant feedback.

"In the [indoor] cage, it hits the next so quick you don't know where the ball is going. This tells you if you're too far out, not far enough out."

Entering Wednesday's game, Gordon was hitting .212 (.156 against left-handed pitching), coming off a .161 homestand. He has 28 strikeouts and seven walks in 137 at-bats and a .248 on-base percentage.

Justin Sellers started at shortstop on Wednesday and Tony Gwynn hit leadoff.

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