Gordon sprains left ankle, held out of workouts

Gordon sprains left ankle, held out of workouts

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon, who said he was fine after an awkward home-plate slide on Monday, wasn't so fine on Tuesday.

Gordon has a left ankle sprain and he was held out of workouts. His game is speed, so Gordon is unlikely to return until he is completely pain-free.

Gordon is a long shot to make the club anyway because Hanley Ramirez is the starting shortstop and Gordon plays no other position.

However, Gordon has enjoyed bonus playing time while Ramirez is participating in the World Baseball Classic and showed a more relaxed approach at the plate with a marked increase in walks and on-base percentage.

Manager Don Mattingly said Gordon is day to day.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.