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Alex Gordon | Outfielder | #4

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 stayed hot at the plate Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with a home run versus the Orioles.
Gordon hit the fourth home run off of Dylan Bundy in the first inning, knocking the righty out of the game with a three-run shot before he had retired a batter. The 34-year-old has six multi-hit showings over his last 10 games to push his season line to .321/.361/.474. It's hard to trust him again in fantasy leagues just yet, but we'll keep an eye on him. May 8 - 10:38 PM

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Alex Gordon had another nice game Thursday, finishing 3-for-4 with a homer against the Tigers.

With seven hits and two homers in three games, Gordon is showing a pulse on offense for the first time since signing his big contract after the 2015 season. In fact, today's game was the first since 2015 that he's ended with an OPS over .750. He's gone from .623 to .791 since Tuesday.
May 3 - 6:07 PM

Alex Gordon hit his first homer of the year as part of a 2-for-6 game Tuesday against the Red Sox.

It wasn't a run-of-the-mill homer, either; it was a game-tying blast off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth. Gordon is batting .259 with four extra-base hits, four RBI and four runs scored in 58 at-bats this year. We doubt he's suddenly found the key for returning to 2015 form.
May 1 - 11:44 PM

Alex Gordon finished 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

Gordon collected his first three RBI of the season, as he appears to have knocked off the rust after his long layoff due to a left hip labral tear. He is 8-for-23 (.348) with two doubles, a run scored, three RBI and just one strikeout in six games since returning from the 10-day disabled list. It appears safe to get him back into the active fantasy lineup in AL-only leagues.
Apr 29 - 2:08 AM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles as his team got shut out by the White Sox on Saturday.

Fantasy owners will need a good memory to recall the days when Gordon was a desired fantasy commodity back in 2011-2014. Those days are not coming back -- he has a .238/.289/.286 triple slash with zero home runs and zero RBI in 12 games of action as a part-time player this year.
Apr 28 - 6:29 PM

Royals activated OF Alex Gordon from the 10-day disabled list.

Gordon landed on the disabled list two weeks ago with a left hip labral tear, but the injury didn't require surgery and he made it through three rehab games without incident. The 34-year-old was batting just .174/.208/.217 over seven games prior to the injury and remains an afterthought in fantasy leagues.
Apr 24 - 3:31 PM

Alex Gordon (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

Gordon was placed on the DL with a labral tear in his left hip earlier this month but is already on the mend. Barring a setback, Gordon should be back in the Royals' lineup sometime next week. He was hitting just .174 before his injury.
Apr 19 - 5:14 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Tuesday that Alex Gordon (hip) won't require surgery.

Gordon landed on the disabled list Tuesday with a left hip labral tear. While it sounds serious, Yost said that it will keep him out "upwards of two weeks." That's good news, though Gordon hasn't helped the Royals or fantasy owners for quite some time.
Apr 10 - 5:28 PM

Royals placed OF Alex Gordon on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip labral tear.

Gordon was held out of Monday's lineup with what was described as a groin injury, but it's apparently something more serious. No word yet on the exact timetable, but it should obviously require an extended absence. Just another frustrating development for the 34-year-old. He owns a miserable .213/.300/.343 batting line since signing his four-year, $72 million contract to stay with Kansas City. The Royals have called up Abraham Almonte to take his place on the active roster.
Apr 10 - 4:33 PM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup Monday due to a groin injury.

Gordon woke up with soreness in his groin and could miss a couple games. The Royals have Jon Jay in left field and Paulo Orlando in center.
Apr 9 - 4:56 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-3 with a double in Saturday's Cactus League tie with the Diamondbacks.

Gordon collected his second double of the spring in this contest. The spring session, as a whole, has been an outright disaster, as the veteran outfielder has managed just seven hits in 54 at-bats. That works out to a .130 average. His slugging percentage has been just barely higher than that BA at .167. Gordon's numbers have fallen off the table over the last two seasons and there's no reason to expect a resurgence during the upcoming campaign.
Mar 24 - 7:45 PM

Alex Gordon went 0-for-2 against the Dodgers on Friday as his rough spring continues.

Gordon recently snapped his 0-for-34 hitless streak, but he’s looked lost for most of the spring coming off a year where his .608 OPS was the lowest among qualified hitters. His decline has been dramatic. The 34-year-old is owed $40 million over the next two seasons, with a $4 million buyout on a $23 million mutual option for 2020.
Mar 23 - 8:09 PM

Alex Gordon hit his ninth home run of the season in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Gordon enjoyed the perks of Guaranteed Rate Field in the fifth inning, slapping a high Dylan Covey offering down the left field line and just barely clearing the wall 330 feet away. The homer was his ninth of the year but his third in his last seven games. Gordon has had a year to forget at the plate, batting .211/.293/.322 in 141 games overall. Gordon and the club, which still owes $44 million on his contract, certainly hope this year is an anomaly for the left fielder.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Alex Gordon hit MLB's 5,694th homer of the year Tuesday, breaking the single-season record.

Gordon hasn't contributed much to that total; tonight's homer off Ryan Tepera was just his eighth of the year. Still, it was enough to push his OPS up to .600 for the season. It's the first time he's finished a game that high since Aug. 1. His high after any game this season was .616 on April 9.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 09:53:00 PM

Alex Gordon finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run and three strikeouts in Saturday's loss in Cleveland.

The stat line is a microcosm of Gordon's season. One good thing happens and several bad ones follow. It's been a nightmarish 2017 for Gordon, as he is slashing just .208/.284/.307 with just seven homers and 43 RBI through 443 at-bats.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 08:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Hunter Dozier
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Jon Jay
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Eric Skoglund
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Justin Grimm
3Brian Flynn
4Burch Smith
5Timothy Hill
6Blaine Boyer
7Brad Keller
8Kevin McCarthy
9Jason Adam