Dee Gordon cleared to play for Dodgers after hip injury

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Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon missed the regular season final with a hip injury, but after going through a full workout today he’s been cleared to rejoin the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals.

Gordon had a breakout year this season, holding his own at the plate by hitting .289 with a .704 OPS and swiping a league-leading 64 bases. He also led the league with 12 triples, scored 92 runs to rank eighth in the NL, and finished 10th among all MLB second baseman in Wins Above Replacement.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.