According to Sherman, the new Dodgers front office emphasizes on-base percentage, which isn't one of Gordon's strengths.
Gordon hit .289 with 12 home runs, 34 RBI and a .326 on-base percentage in 2014 and was named an All-Star. He led the majors with 64 stolen bases and 12 triples, and was caught stealing 19 times.
The 26-year-old has spent all four seasons of his career with Los Angeles after being drafted by the Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2008 draft. He primarily played second base last season but can also play shortstop.
Gordon is the son of former MLB pitcher Tom Gordon.
The Dodgers and Padres are also reportedly currently working on a deal that would send outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego.
- Molly Geary