Player Page

Alex Gordon | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

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

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Alex Gordon underwent an extensor retinaculum repair on his right wrist earlier this week.

The extensor retinaculum is located on the back of the wrist and serves to bind thumb and finger tendons. Gordon missed a handful of games in July due to a wrist issue and revealed to the Royals before Christmas that he was having discomfort during his offseason workouts. "We asked him to come to Kansas City after the holiday for an evaluation and it was determined he needed to have this repaired now to avoid any further complications and any delay in the start of the upcoming season," Royals head trainer Nick Kenny said in a release. Though it's not clear whether Gordon will be limited in spring training, the Royals expect him to be ready to go well before Opening Day.
Jan 2 - 9:26 AM

Alex Gordon has been named the 2014 Platinum Glove winner in the American League.

It's the first time that an outfielder has taken home the honor, which is awarded to the top overall defender in each league. The 30-year-old outfielder has developed into a truly elite defender in recent years and took home his fourth consecutive Gold Glove earlier in the week.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 10:46:00 PM

Alex Gordon has been named the 2014 American League Gold Glove winner in left field.

It's his fourth straight award, as Gordon turned himself into an elite defensive outfielder after moving from third base. He beat out Michael Brantley and Yoenis Cespedes for the award.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that "the expectation within the industry" is that the Royals will listen to trade offers for Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas this offseason.

It would be a difficult decision for the Royals to deal an integral part from a pennant-winning club, but teams with limited payrolls often have to make such moves. Gordon has been the best player of the three over the last few years but also might be the most likely to be dealt. The 30-year-old is probably under control for only one more season, as he's likely to decline his $12.5 million player option for 2016 and test free agency.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored in the Royals' World Series Game 7 loss to the Giants on Wednesday.

After falling behind 2-0, Gordon delivered the biggest hit of the night for the Royals when he doubled in Billy Butler from first in the second inning. He also had their second-biggest hit when he singled off Madison Bumgarner to represent the tying run in the ninth, winding up on third after a couple of errors. Unfortunately for him and the Royals he was left on third to end the game. Gordon will be back in the Royals' outfield next year looking for a return to the Series.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:39:00 PM

Alex Gordon had a rough night at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Giants in Game 5 of the World Series, going hitless in four at-bats.

Gordon wasn't the only member of the Royals to struggle, as they scratched out just four total hits in the contest. While he has been able to come through with many timely hits and has plated 10 runs in the playoffs, Gordon is hitting just .170 in postseason play.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 11:19:00 PM

Alex Gordon came through with an RBI double in the sixth inning on Friday, helping the Royals to dispatch of the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series.

His one-out double plated Alcides Escobar who had reached on single. It was Gordon’s first hit of the series, as his 1-for-4 effort brings him to 1-for-11 (.091) in the Fall Classic.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 11:35:00 PM

Alex Gordon blasted a solo home run in the 10th inning on Friday, powering the Royals to an 8-6 victory over the Orioles in Game 1 of the ALCS.

Gordon, who was drilled in the back of the neck with a pitch during his previous at-bat, exacted revenge on Darren O’Day in the 10th inning by pummeling the game-winning blast into the seats in right field. Gordon was also responsible for giving the Royals an early lead, blooping a bases-clearing double down the right field line in the fourth inning to score three runs. He’s hitting a cool .316 with a homer, eight RBI and three stolen bases now in postseason play.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 01:10:00 AM

Alex Gordon delivered the knockout punch in the first inning on Sunday, smashing a two-out three-run double to propel the Royals to an 8-3 victory over the Angels and a three-game sweep of their American League Division Series.

Next on tap for the Royals is a meeting with the Orioles, who are fresh off of a sweep of the Tigers. Gordon's bases-clearing double chased C.J. Wilson from the game in the first inning and turned a 1-0 deficit into a three-run advantage. One of the longest tenured Royals and leaders in the clubhouse, he'll look to continue leading by example as the Royals head to their first Championship Series since the 1985 season.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 11:42:00 PM

Alex Gordon drove home a run and swiped a pair of bases on Friday, helping to lead the Royals to an extra-inning victory over the Angels.

Gordon got the Royals on the board in the second inning, delivering an RBI single off of Matt Shoemaker that plated Eric Hosmer. He also drew a walk in the 11th inning, stole second base, took third on a throwing error and scored a valuable insurance run on a Salvador Perez single.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 01:35:00 AM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and two runs scored in Tuesday's 7-1 victory against the Indians.

Gordon's seventh-inning double extended the Royals' lead to 7-0, which was more than enough by then. Gordon has been the MVP of the Royals, playing stellar defense in left field while hitting .265/.347/.433 with 19 home runs, 73 RBI, and 12 stolen bases.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:57:00 PM

Alex Gordon had a two-run single and stole a base in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

Gordon finished the night 1-for-4, but the hit was a big one, plating two in the third inning to give the Royals a short-lived lead. He walked and stole his 12th base of the season in the fifth inning, eventually coming around to score. Gordon now has 70 RBI and 82 runs scored to go with a .270/.352/.440 line.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:03:00 AM

Alex Gordon hit his 17th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-5 overall, in the Royals' 10-inning loss to the Twins on Thursday.

Gordon tied the game up at 5-5 in the seventh inning with a solo home run off of Ryan Pressly. The AL MVP candidate now has 17 home runs, 61 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a .282/.356/.457 slash line. August has been good to him, as he is batting .305 (29-for-95) with eight home runs and 14 RBI.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 12:04:00 AM

Alex Gordon hit a two-run walk-off home run to give the Royals a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday.

Gordon hit the two-run shot off Twins closer Glen Perkins. The outfielder finished 2-for-4 in the game, bringing his line up to .283/.356/.454 on the year. He's been especially effective in August, as Tuesday's was his seventh home run to go with 12 RBI and 16 runs scored this month.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 11:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Alex Liddi
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
3Mitch Maier
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
5Reymond Fuentes
RF1Alex Rios
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Edinson Volquez
6Kris Medlen
7Yohan Pino
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Michael Mariot
10Jandel Gustave
11Joe Paterson
12Brian Broderick
13Ryan Madson
14Roman Colon