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Dodgers option Dee Gordon

Updated: July 4, 2011, 7:30 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers rookie shortstop Dee Gordon was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque before Monday night's game with the San Francisco Giants, a nod to the fact Gordon is such a highly valued prospect that club officials want him to play every day instead of coming off the bench.

Gordon was pushed out of the Dodgers' every-day lineup by the return on Sunday of veteran shortstop Rafael Furcal from the disabled list.

To fill Gordon's roster spot, the Dodgers purchased ...

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