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Pink eye doesn’t deter Dee Gordon from taking batting practice — in living room

Dee Gordon returned to spring training camp on Tuesday after spending a few days at home with pink eye.
Dee Gordon returned to spring training camp on Tuesday after spending a few days at home with pink eye. Miami Herald staff photo

Dee Gordon didn’t let a little pink eye stand in the way of staying sharp.

While confined to his spring training apartment for a few days with the contagious eye infection, Gordon improvised, taking batting practice inside the living room.

“I put a net up,” said Gordon, who returned to camp on Tuesday.

Gordon said he bought a net at Dick’s Sporting Goods, set it up inside his living room, and took his swings on hand flips from his cousin.

“I didn’t break any stuff,” Gordon said. “If I did, I’m going to get it repaired before I leave.”

Gordon is in the lineup and leadoff off today in what will make his Grapefruit League debut.

“I told them I was coming no matter what,” he said.

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