Gordon took ground balls at second and shagged fly balls in center field during early batting practice before Tuesday night's game against the D-backs.
Dodgers management has had internal discussion about using Gordon at other positions but has resisted, aside from playing Gordon at second for 20 games with Triple-A Albuquerque this season.
"It went pretty well, better than they actually thought it would go," Mattingly said. "That double-play ball is a big change from short to second, because that guy is coming at you and you don't know where he's at. It sounds like he likes it. Just expanding that a little bit."
Gordon has only played shortstop in the Majors, though Hanley Ramirez has filled that position since the Dodgers traded for him last July.
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.