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Alex Gordon | Outfielder | #4

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 will be used some in center field during spring training.
Royals manager Ned Yost said the move allows Gordon "to live out his fantasy." Gordon has never played the position as a pro, and it's hard to see him being used much, if at all, there during the season with Lorenzo Cain around. However, Cain has been injury-prone and is slated for free agency next winter, so it doesn't hurt to give Gordon a test run. Feb 17 - 12:24 PM

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Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup Friday.

He's on the bench with the White Sox throwing lefty Chris Sale. Whit Merrifield is in left field.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 04:44:00 PM

Alex Gordon drew a walk as a pinch-hitter in the Royals' loss to the Tigers on Sunday.

Gordon made an early exit from Saturday's game due to soreness in his right ankle. He remains day-to-day.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 09:18:00 AM

Alex Gordon left Saturday's game against the Tigers with right ankle soreness.

Billy Burns took his place in left field at the start of the ninth inning. The Royals are saying he left as a precaution so Gordon shouldn't miss much time. He went 1-for-4 with a single before exiting on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 11:05:00 PM

Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three runs scored in a 10-0 rout of the Twins on Saturday.

There isn't a hotter hitter in the game than Gordon, who has five home runs in his last five games as part of an 11-game hitting streak. He's scored 13 runs and drive in eight during the streak. Gordon started the year ice cold, but a strong August has his numbers headed in the right direction.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 11:11:00 PM

Alex Gordon hit a grand slam and the Royals sailed to an 8-1 win over the Twins on Thursday.

Gordon is really feeling it right now, as Thursday's homer was his third in as many games. He's also hit in nine straight games, going 13-for-34 (.382) with six RBI and eight runs scored in that nine-game stretch. The streak has raised his batting average from .199 to .219, and Gordon now has 11 homers to go with a .689 OPS in 89 games overall.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 12:50:00 AM

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer off Drew Smyly to give the Royals their only runs Thursday against the Rays.

He struck out in his other three plate appearances. With the season two-thirds over, Gordon has 18 RBI and 87 strikeouts in 77 games. Fortunately for him, his horrible season in the first year of a big contract hasn't gotten nearly as much attention as Jason Heyward's or even Justin Upton's.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Alex Gordon went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout against the Rangers on Friday.

The Royals have now lost eight out of their last 10 games and now sit 10 games behind the Indians in the American League Central. Gordon had a three-hit game on Wednesday and has done a better job getting on base since being dropped from the leadoff spot earlier this month, but it’s still been a brutally disappointing year for him. He’s batting just .207/.313/.339 through 71 games.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 12:33:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 12:15:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 11:31:00 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.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 05:12:00 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).
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 05:23:00 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.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 04:27:00 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.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 11:05:00 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.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 02:41:00 PM

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1B1Eric Hosmer
2Samir Duenez
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Hunter Dozier
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
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RF1Jorge Soler
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DH1Brandon Moss
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