Less than one month into the MLB season, the Miami Marlins lost their starting second baseman, Dee Gordon, for 80-games following a positive drug test. Gordon tested positive for exogenous testosterone and Clostebol, PED substances he said he took unknowingly.

Dee Gordon
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Gordon will return to the Marlins on Thursday, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports. The club was 10-11 prior to Gordon’s suspension. Since then, the club has gone 43-35 and is now tied with the Mets for second place in the NL East, five games behind the Nationals.

Gordon, a two-time All-Star, was hitting .266/.289/.340 with three doubles, two triples, five RBI, 13 runs scored, and six stolen bases in 97 plate appearances to start the season. When he was suspended, the Marlins did not miss a beat with Derek Dietrich filling in, as he slashed .275/.366/.398 with 22 extra-base hits, 30 RBI, and 26 runs scored in 314 PA.

Undoubtedly, Gordon will be in the lineup everyday as Miami looks to make a run towards a postseason berth.

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