Dodgers' issue No. 1: Dee Gordon

Updated: June 27, 2012, 3:52 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Every day, before every game, at about the same time during the Los Angeles Dodgers batting practice, Dee Gordon will walk over to the third-base line, get down onto his knees and wait for bench coach Trey Hillman to hit him a few rounds of ground balls.

It's a simple drill, one designed to work on his hand-eye coordination and keep his hands soft, but there's a message behind it, appreciated by those who have been a part of Gordon's rapid development and rise from raw fourth-round ...

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