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Alex Gordon | Outfielder | #4

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (2) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Gordon is absent from the Royals' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.
Brett Eibner will start in left field and bat seventh in the matinee game against Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco. Gordon went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday night and is batting just .178/.277/.329 in 83 plate appearances since his return from a broken scaphoid bone in late June. Jul 20 - 12:15 PM

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Alex Gordon finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Tuesday against the Indians.

Gordon was dropped from the leadoff spot in the Royals' final game before the All-Star break. He homered and doubled in that one, but he's 2-for-17 since play resumed. Odds are he'll get on a bit of a roll at some point, but his mixed-league value is very, very limited now that he's hitting in the bottom half of the order again.
Jul 19 - 11:31 PM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

Gordon's two-run homer off Vincent Velasquez in the sixth inning drew the Royals to within 4-2, but the defending champs would not score again in the game. Indeed, that two-run homer would stand as the team's only extra-base hit. For the season, Gordon is slashing a disappointing .215/.314/.350 with just six homers and 13 RBI over 177 at-bats.
Jul 3 - 5:12 PM

Alex Gordon is hitting leadoff Thursday against the Cardinals.

He hasn't hit leadoff all year. Manager Ned Yost said he's "just trying something" so Gordon's move to the top of the order doesn't appear to be permanent. Yost is obviously hoping the move to leadoff will help Gordon snap out of his season-long slump (.210 AVG in 162 at-bats).
Jun 30 - 5:23 PM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals starting lineup for Tuesday's showdown against the Cardinals.

The Royals are easing Gordon back into action after missing over a month due to a broken bone in his hand. Whit Merrifield is getting the call in left field and batting leadoff while Christian Colon mans second base for the Royals on Tuesday.
Jun 28 - 4:27 PM

Alex Gordon homered and doubled in his first game back from the disabled list on Saturday.

Gordon was having a very poor season before he broke his hand a month ago. Now back in action, perhaps he will start to generate some value for any patient fantasy owners who held onto him despite the injury and poor performance. Today's game boosts his line to .218/.322/.361 with five home runs in 147 at-bats.
Jun 25 - 11:05 PM

Royals activated OF Alex Gordon from the 15-day disabled list.

Gordon has been sidelined since May 23 due to a broken scaphoid bone in his right hand, but he was cleared to return after batting .364 (8-for-22) with a homer, a double, and five walks over six minor league rehab games. He'll return to a .211/.319/.331 batting line over 42 games.
Jun 25 - 2:41 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) is on track to be activated from the disabled list this weekend.

Gordon is 4-for-11 (364) with a homer, a double, and two RBI through three rehab games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He'll probably play one or two more rehab games before returning to Kansas City. Gordon landed on the disabled list May 23 after suffering a broken scaphoid bone in his right hand during a costly outfield collision with Mike Moustakas. Moose is done for the year with a torn ACL.
Jun 22 - 9:24 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday that Alex Gordon (wrist) will likely begin a rehab assignment on Sunday at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Gordon will eventually move up to Triple-A Omaha and is expected to need 20-25 rehab at-bats before being activated. That would seem to point to him being activated as soon as next weekend or possibly the beginning of the following week. Gordon has missed nearly four weeks with a broken scaphoid bone in his right wrist.
Jun 17 - 5:28 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost says Alex Gordon (wrist) is close to beginning a rehab assignment.

He could be sent for an assignment later this week. It's been about three weeks since Gordon fractured his wrist in an outfield collision with Mike Moustakas. Moose got the worst of it, suffering a torn ACL that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Gordon was hitting .211 with four homers and 10 RBI before he got hurt.
Jun 16 - 6:39 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) will begin hitting off a tee on Monday.

Gordon suffered a broken scaphoid bone in his right wrist during a collision with teammate Mike Moustakas on May 22. The original expectation was that he would miss 3-4 weeks, but Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday that there's no set timetable for his return.
Jun 13 - 5:58 PM

Royals placed OF Alex Gordon on the 15-day disabled list with a broken scaphoid bone in his right wrist.

Gordon suffered the injury in a collision with teammate Mike Moustakas on Sunday and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Cheslor Cuthbert has returned to replace him on the active roster while Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando figure to get regular starts in the outfield in the short-term.
May 23 - 5:20 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) is out of Monday's lineup against the Twins.

Gordon suffered a right wrist sprain in a collision with teammate Mike Moustakas on Sunday. Fortunately, he passed a concussion test. The Royals are calling him day-to-day. Jarrod Dyson will start in left field.
May 23 - 5:07 PM

Alex Gordon was forced to leave Sunday's game after a collision with teammate Mike Moustakas.

It's unclear at the moment exactly what type of injury he sustained. Gordon remained in the field for the rest of the inning but was lifted for a pinch hitter the following frame. Expect an update on his status shortly.
May 22 - 4:49 PM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

Gordon is now 10-for-30 (.300) with two home runs in his last nine games. It's not quite Hall of Fame level, but it's a start after a rough beginning to the year for the 32-year-old. Gordon is now hitting .239/.351/.381 on the year.
May 12 - 10:36 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Brett Eibner
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Chris Young
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins
9Brian Flynn