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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
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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. Sep 23 - 11:38 PM

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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.
Sep 19 - 9:53 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.
Sep 16 - 8:52 PM

Alex Gordon finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the Royals' loss to the Indians on Sunday.

Kansas City's offense was shut out entirely in the three-game series at Cleveland's Progressive Field and the 2017 Royals are now the first team in franchise history to go 34 innings without scoring a run. Gordon is batting just .201/.286/.289 in 117 games this year.
Aug 27 - 4:01 PM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-5 with two RBI and drove in the winning run in the ninth inning of a 7-6 win over the Athletics.

Alcides Escobar led off the final frame with a double and Gordon quickly followed with a clutch single off Athletics' closer Blake Treinen. Gordon then got caught trying to steal second base. The veteran left fielder drove in another run with a single earlier in the game. Today's heroics aside, Gordon has been one of the worst hitters in the majors this year. His .577 OPS is now the lowest in the major leagues because his teammate Alcides Escobar got three hits in today's game to pass him by. Gordon has just five homers and 37 RBI in 418 plate appearances.
Aug 16 - 8:33 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said he's going to give Alex Gordon "more than a day" to regroup and work on his swing.

Melky Cabrera is starting in left field and batting cleanup on Tuesday night against the Cardinals, with Jorge Bonifacio playing right field and hitting sixth. Gordon owns a brutal .197/.286/.294 batting line in 100 games this season for Kansas City.
Aug 8 - 5:31 PM

Alex Gordon singled, scored a run and stole a base Tuesday in Baltimore.

It's been rare this season that Gordon puts together a solid night, so it's worth mentioning. He had one of just five base knocks for the Royals and scored one of their two runs. It sounds like Jorge Bonifacio is going to suffer the most with the arrival of Melky Cabrera, as Royals manager Ned Yost apparently wants to keep Gordon's glove in there.
Aug 1 - 10:06 PM

Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with a walk, three RBI, and a run scored Friday versus the White Sox.

Gordon got the Royals on the board with an RBI single in the second inning and later tied things up with a two-run double in the fifth. After going without a multi-hit game in 15 straight games, he has now done so in consecutive games. The 33-year-old has a disappointing .203/.295/.307 batting line.
Jul 22 - 1:06 AM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup for the second game of their doubleheader against the Twins.

Gordon went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the first game of Saturday's double dip. Jorge Soler will slot in at left field and bat sixth against Twins rookie Felix Jorge in the nightcap.
Jul 1 - 8:20 PM

Alex Gordon went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Angels.

Proving that life is strange and miraculous, Gordon -- who was hitting just .185/.303/.256 entering action on Thursday and was stuck at the bottom of the lineup -- came up big with the bat in this one. He doubled in the second inning off Ricky Nolasco and did considerably more against Nolasco in the fourth inning, when he took him deep for his third home run of the season. Gordon's dreadful year has started to see at least a few silver linings, as his three-hit performance against the Angels was his third multi-hit showing in his last five games.
Jun 16 - 1:44 AM

Alex Gordon finally got off the schneid with his first home run of the season in Tuesday's comeback win over the Astros.

The solo shot came off of David Paulino in the third inning, ending a 50-game homerless streak to start the season for the three-time All-Star. It was Gordon's lone hit on the night, although he drew a walk and scored twice. He's sporting an embarrassing .177/.291/.229 batting line.
Jun 6 - 11:56 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-3 in Wednesday's shutout loss to the Yankees.

This has been a brutal season for Gordon. His days as a good fantasy hitter seem like ages ago. He has been moved to the ninth spot in the batting order and it is hard to argue with that decision when looking at his .179/.294/.214 slash line with zero homers and seven RBI in 163 plate appearances. He is in the second year of a $72 million, four-year contract.
May 24 - 11:11 PM

Royals activated OF Alex Gordon from the paternity leave list.

Gordon was excused from the club on Sunday to welcome a new member of his family. He returns Wednesday to a rough .175/.294/.212 batting line.
May 24 - 2:15 PM

Royals placed OF Alex Gordon on the paternity leave list.

He'll be away from the club for three days. Raul Mondesi has been recalled from Triple-A and will fill in while Gordon is out.
May 21 - 6:18 PM

Alex Gordon will be placed on the paternity leave list after the first game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Twins.

He'll be away for three days. Raul Mondesi will take Gordon's roster spot, and Jorge Bonifacio figures to pick up extra playing time.
May 21 - 11:47 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Raul Mondesi
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Bubba Starling
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
3Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Jake Junis
6Sam Gaviglio
7Eric Skoglund
8Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Neftali Feliz
9Kevin McCarthy
10Brian Flynn
11Miguel Almonte
12Mike Morin
13Trevor Cahill
14Andres Machado