Dodgers add Velez to bench so that Gordon can play every day in minors

Mets at Dodgers, 6:10 p.m.

  • Tony Gwynn Jr., LF

  • Rafael Furcal, SS

  • Andre Ethier, RF

  • Matt Kemp, CF

  • Juan Uribe, 3B

  • Aaron Miles, 2B

  • James Loney, 1B

  • A.J. Ellis, C

  • Rubby De La Rosa, P

A day after sending Casey Blake to the disabled list and activating Rafael Furcal, the Dodgers gave Dee Gordon his ticket back to Albuquerque and purchased the contract of Eugenio Velez, who had a .371 on-base percentage and .463 slugging percentage while playing second base, third base and the outfield for the Isotopes.

The 29-year-old Velez has played 225 games in the majors, all with the Giants, for whom he had a .300 on-base percentage and .388 slugging percentage. He had his exhibition season with the Dodgers cut short this year by an ankle injury.

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James Surowiecki's Financial Page column for the New Yorker, "Dodger Mania," turns out not to be about our local baseball team.