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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 an RBI single and a double in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.
Not only did Gordon's RBI single drive in the only run of the game for the Royals, his three hits represented 75% of the team's total, as the Royals only managed four in 11 innings. With the three hits, Gordon's now slashing .273/.376/.461 this season. He's also hit six homers and driven in 25. While his numbers aren't as spectacular as some of the big boppers in the American League, he's become a very consistent presence in the Royal lineup. May 31 - 6:16 PM

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Alex Gordon went 1-for-1 with a two-run homer off of John Lackey in Saturday's rain-shortened win over the Cardinals.

Gordon blasted his homer off of Lackey in the second inning. It was his fifth of the season and boosted his RBI total to 23. Gordon's slashing .271/.380/.459 this season. These numbers are very much in line with what he's done over the last four years.
May 23 - 10:25 PM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Jarrod Dyson is in left field in Gordon's place.
May 17 - 11:34 AM

Alex Gordon hit a game-winning solo home run in the 10th inning and finished 3-for-5 as the Royals edged the Rangers 7-6 on Tuesday.

Gordon led off the top of the 10th inning with a homer off Stolmy Pimentel to give the Royals the lead. He also doubled twice in the game. Gordon has rebounded from a terrible start to the year to own a .295/.417/.495 line with four homers, 17 RBI and 17 runs scored through Tuesday's game.
May 13 - 12:32 AM

Alex Gordon scored the game-winning run on an Omar Infante sacrifice fly in the 10th inning on Sunday as the Royals outlasted the Tigers 2-1.

Gordon was hit by a pitch leading off the 10th inning, advanced to second on a wild pitch, took third on a ground ball and scampered home on Infante's sacrifice fly. He also plated the team's first run with an RBI double in the second inning. Gordon finished the night 1-for-3 and is now hitting .280/.405/.440 on the season.
May 11 - 1:16 AM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Gordon had a couple singles and a walk, scoring twice on extra-base hits from Eric Hosmer. After a frigid start at the dish, Gordon is now hitting .284/.396/.457 with 12 runs scored and 14 RBI.
May 5 - 10:47 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

As a team, the Royals managed just six hits against Anibal Sanchez and company. Typically a middle-of-the-order bat, Gordon was hitting leadoff on Sunday with normal leadoff man Alcides Escobar currently nursing an injury. Gordon's hitting .269/.380/.449 with three home runs, 13 RBI and 10 runs scored, though he's recorded just one hit in his last 12 at-bats.
May 3 - 6:43 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Royals "plan to try to do what they can to keep Alex Gordon long-term."

Gordon, 31, has a $13.25 million player option for 2016 that he's expected to decline and then seek a long-term contract. The Royals' resources are relatively limited, but it sounds like they might be willing to pony up to keep Gordon around for a while longer. The four-time Gold Glover is batting .303/.425/.500 with three homers and 13 RBI this season.
May 1 - 11:39 AM

Batting leadoff with Alcides Escobar out, Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk against the Tigers on Thursday.

When manager Ned Yost surprised everyone by announcing Mike Moustakas as his No. 2 hitter at the end of the spring, part of his reasoning is that he though Gordon was more comfortable hitting in the middle of the lineup. Unfortunately, but the middle of the lineup, he means the sixth spot, which is no good for his fantasy value. Gordon did great leading off tonight, but it's probably right back to the lower-middle with him once Escobar returns.
Apr 30 - 11:29 PM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, an RBI single, and a solo home run on Tuesday as the Royals topped the Indians.

Gordon put the Royals on the board in the second inning with a solo home run off of Trevor Bauer. He added an RBI single in the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie. Gordon seems to have found his stride after a slow start to the season, having notched multi-hit games in four of his last five starts. He's batting .293/.423/.500 with three home runs and 11 RBI.
Apr 28 - 9:48 PM

Alex Gordon hit a double and a single in Saturday's loss to the A's.

Gordon finished the game 2-for-4. In the early going, he's one of just a few Royal offensive players who are struggling, slashing .222/.400/.259. Almost every other regular batter on the team is hitting over .300. Gordon's not in danger of losing his starting job, but he might see a few days off here and there until the bat starts heating up.
Apr 18 - 10:24 PM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Twins.

Minnesota is throwing southpaw Tommy Milone, so the left-handed-hitting Gordon will take a day of rest. The 31-year-old outfielder is off to a 3-for-20 (.150) start this season. Paulo Orlando is in left field for Thursday's matinee and Jarrod Dyson is starting in right.
Apr 16 - 10:05 AM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Gordon has just one hit in his first 13 at-bats and the Royals are facing a lefty (C.J. Wilson), so it seems like a good time to rest him. Paulo Orlando is getting a start in left field.
Apr 12 - 1:13 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost indicated he might sit Alex Gordon for day games following night games during the early part of the schedule.

"You just don’t want to dig a hole for him that’s going to take three or four days to dig out," Yost said. Gordon had January wrist surgery and while he feels good, the manager wants to be "extra cautious with him early." Assuming things go well, Gordon could play in more day games as the season wears on. It shouldn't have much impact on his fantasy value either way.
Apr 8 - 8:14 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
3Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Brian Flynn
10Tim Collins