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Alex Gordon | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in Monday's slugfest with the Rangers.
Gordon ripped a line drive home run in the sixth inning against Alex Claudio, his first round-tripper of the spring. The two-time All-Star needed the outing, as he entered hitting just .125 (3-for-24). Gordon had wrist surgery in January, but will be ready to go on Opening Day. Mar 30 - 7:31 PM

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Alex Gordon was hitless in three at-bats Thursday versus the Mariners.

Gordon, who made his spring debut on Saturday, is only 3-for-16 (.188) to start. He had been on the mend from January wrist surgery. Despite the late start and the slow bat, the Royals are counting on him to be ready on Opening Day. Gordon has made the All-Star team in each of the last two seasons.
Mar 26 - 6:42 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.

Gordon has been taking at-bats against Royals minor leaguers over the past week. He had to be eased into action this spring after undergoing wrist surgery in January. The 31-year-old left fielder is fully expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 19 - 11:21 AM

Alex Gordon (wrist) took six at-bats against minor leaguers Monday in Royals camp.

Gordon came out of the morning workout feeling fine and should soon be cleared to make his Cactus League debut. The 31-year-old outfielder underwent wrist surgery in January, but he should be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. Gordon hit .266/.351/.432 with 19 homers and 12 steals in 156 games last year for the American League-champion Royals.
Mar 16 - 1:51 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost expects Alex Gordon (wrist) to take live batting practice on the minor league side of spring camp on Monday.

Gordon underwent surgery in January to repair his right wrist and has yet to be cleared for game action. Barring any setbacks, he's still expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 14 - 11:40 AM

Royals' manager Ned Yost said that he hoped that Alex Gordon (wrist) would be able to play some minor league games by next week.

The 31-year-old underwent wrist surgery in January. So far, his recovery has gone according to plan. Gordon's been hitting off of a tee for the last few weeks. He should start to see minor league action by early next week and is expected to be ready for Opening Day. Gordon slashed .266/.351/.432 with 19 homers last season in helping lead the Royals to the World Series.
Mar 11 - 11:34 AM

Alex Gordon plans to take batting practice Tuesday for the first time since his January wrist surgery.

Gordon has been hitting off a tee for over a week and is now ready to take the next step. The 31-year-old outfielder fully expects to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. He batted .266/.351/.432 with 19 homers and 12 steals in 156 games last summer.
Mar 9 - 11:26 AM

Alex Gordon (wrist) has been cleared to hit off a tee.

It's the next step in his hitting program after he took some dry swings earlier this week. "He’s progressing fine," Royals manager Ned Yost said. Making his way back from offseason wrist surgery, Gordon is on pace to be ready to roll well before Opening Day as long as he can avoid setbacks.
Feb 27 - 11:49 AM

Alex Gordon (wrist) took 15 dry swings with a fungo bat on Tuesday afternoon in Royals camp.

Gordon got through the workout with no issues. He was cleared for throwing on Monday and should progress to live batting practice by early next week. The 31-year-old outfielder expects to be ready for the start of the 2015 regular season: "No question," Gordon said Tuesday. "Not even a doubt in my mind."
Feb 24 - 5:18 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) has been cleared to take 15 dry swings on Tuesday.

It's the next step in his recovery from January wrist surgery. Gordon was cleared for throwing on Monday morning and should be able to progress to live batting practice in about a week. He is expected to be ready for the beginning of the regular season.
Feb 23 - 1:26 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) has been cleared for throwing.

And he hopes to be cleared for batting practice by the end of this week. Gordon underwent an extensor retinaculum repair on his right wrist in early January but is only a couple days behind the other outfielders in Royals camp this spring. If everything goes smoothly from this point on, he should be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.
Feb 23 - 12:08 PM

Alex Gordon indicated he's unsure if he'll exercise his $13.25 million option for 2016.

"That’s a question that honestly doesn’t need to be answered right now," Gordon said. "Because I don’t know the answer right now. I don’t know how this year is going to go, or how it’s going to look at the end of the year. Honestly, I don’t know." That goes against what Gordon said last summer, when he said he would exercise the option. It makes sense for him to back off that commitment -- he could certainly get more on the open market, and there's no reason for him to decide one way or the other on February 21. The situation will certainly be of interest for the Royals and their fans this summer.
Feb 21 - 6:03 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) hopes to begin throwing and taking batting practice next week.

Gordon underwent an extensor retinaculum repair on his right wrist in early January. He'll have a checkup soon with team physician Dr. Bruce Toby, who performed that procedure. "It might be a little slow getting back into it," Gordon said Tuesday. "But I’m confident when Opening Day comes, I’ll be fine."
Feb 17 - 4:37 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) said he's easing into his offseason routine following January surgery on his right wrist.

"We really don’t have a timetable," Gordon said. "We’re just going to see how it feels. Obviously, it’s spring training. So we don’t want to rush anything. If it feels good, we’ll be aggressive with it. But if it’s not feeling good, we’ll take it slow." Gordon can lose the cast on his right wrist on February 9, and he said he expects to miss about a week's worth of spring training games. He remains hopeful that he'll be ready for Opening Day, but it's far from a certainty.
Jan 31 - 4:25 PM

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Tuesday that he is unsure if Alex Gordon (wrist) will be 100 percent when spring training begins.

Gordon underwent an extensor retinaculum repair on his right wrist around the start of the new year. While he could be a bit behind when camp begins, the Royals still expect he'll be ready for Opening Day.
Jan 13 - 3:44 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3J.C. Boscan
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Alex Liddi
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ryan Jackson
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Mitch Maier
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Paulo Orlando
RF1Alex Rios
2Moises Sierra
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Edinson Volquez
6Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Joe Paterson
9Ryan Madson
10Franklin Morales
11Joe Blanton
12Brian Broderick
13Roman Colon
14Casey Coleman