It’s Dee Gordon, shortstop; Dee Gordon, second baseman; and Dee Gordon, center fielder.

But is it Dee Gordon, baseball player?

The Dodgers are certainly trying, but they’re about to run out of ideas. They are understandably enamored by his speed and ability to steal bases, but that still leaves a couple of problems.

Finding a place on the field where he will not hurt you defensively, and that other little matter about being able to hit. Usain Bolt can run, but I don’t think he could help the Dodgers.

Back in September 2011, Gordon looked like he would deliver on his lofty prospect status. Things seemed to click and he hit .372 that month and stole 12 bases.

But his development stalled and then slipped. In parts of the last two seasons with the Dodgers, he's hit .229. Worse, he never developed at shortstop. He was unpredictable and a defensive liability.

Clearly the Dodgers understood this when they started playing him at second base last season at triple-A Albuquerque, a move done so quietly and carefully, not even Gordon realized the Dodgers were thinking of switching his position.

He seemed to get OK reviews at second, but after being brought up in September the Dodgers added him to their playoff roster to use him as a pinch runner. And with Andre Ethier hobbling on a bad ankle, Matt Kemp out with his sprained ankle and Yasiel Puig wholly unreliable in center, the Dodgers started working him out in center.