Opening the Dodgers mailbag

DeJesus is no longer considered the shortstop of the future

Updated: March 25, 2010, 7:56 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Question: What is the long term plan for Ivan DeJesus Jr.? Dee Gordon seems to have more longterm upside and Blake DeWitt has blocked him at second. Colin, Los Angeles

Tony Jackson: Yes, Colin, it does appear that Gordon has passed DeJesus in the pecking order. However, if the Dodgers don't re-sign Furcal after next season, Gordon won't be ready by 2012. DeJesus might be ready by 2012. But to answer your question, DeJesus is no longer considered the Dodgers' shortstop of the future. He probably ...

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