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Alex Gordon | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Nebraska
Contract: view contract details

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The Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports that the Royals have remained in contact with free agents Alex Gordon and Ben Zobrist.
The World Series champs are hopeful they will be able to retain at least one of the players, but as McCullough points out, they realistically understand that Gordon and Zobrist could draw higher offers than they're willing to make during free agency. The Royals are not close to a deal with either player at this time. Nov 20 - 11:33 AM

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OF Alex Gordon has rejected a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Royals.

It comes after he turned down his $12.5 million player option earlier this month. Gordon understandably wants a multi-year contract, and it's possible it will come from the Royals. However, there will be many suitors.
Nov 13 - 5:18 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that he's hearing a lot of early chatter about the Cubs, Orioles, and Astros regarding free agent outfielder Alex Gordon.

The Orioles and Astros are natural fits, but the Cubs could be more willing to spend on a starting pitcher this offseason. Gordon recently declined his $12.5 million player option for 2016 in hopes of finding a lucrative multi-year deal on the open market. He'll be 32 in February, so he could be in the area of a three- or four-year contract. This could help the Royals' chances of ultimately retaining him.
Nov 10 - 11:35 AM

Alex Gordon has been extended a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Royals.

Gordon is sure to reject the offer and test the open market. His free agency now comes with draft pick compensation, but that shouldn't deter teams at all from wanting to add the dynamic 31-year-old outfielder this winter. Gordon hit .271/.377/.432 in 2015 and continued to play elite-level defense.
Nov 5 - 3:47 PM

Alex Gordon has declined his $12.5 million player option for the 2016 season.

Gordon will officially hit the free agent market on Friday. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported on Sunday that some of the interested parties for the 31-year-old's services include the Cubs, Orioles, White Sox and Astros. He could also re-sign with the Royals. In 2015, Gordon slashed .271/.377/.432 with 13 homers and 48 RBI across 354 at-bats. He also swatted two postseason homers along the Royals' title run, including a pivotal game-tying dinger off Mets closer Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning of Game 1 of the World Series.
Nov 4 - 7:16 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs, White Sox, Orioles and Astros "are among teams rumored to have interest" in impending free agent Alex Gordon.

Heyman adds that "there will be many more," including the Royals, who are interested in retaining Gordon. While Gordon likely could get more money on the open market, Heyman says "there is reason to hope" if you're Kansas City that the outfielder could accept a team-friendly deal to stick around since he's done it before. Gordon will turn 32 in February and will likely get a 4-5 year contract, according to Heyman.
Nov 1 - 10:30 AM

Alex Gordon launched a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Tuesday's World Series Game 1 win over the Mets.

Gordon had only drawn a walk in his first three plate appearances of the game, but he took seemingly untouchable Jeurys Familia deep with one out on a bomb to dead center field. The Royals wound up winning the marathon contest in the 14th frame on a bases-loaded sac fly from Eric Hosmer. Alcides Escobar also had a generously scored inside-the-park home run for the Royals to lead off the bottom of the first on a ball that Yoenis Cespedes kicked instead of fielded.
Oct 28 - 1:37 AM

Alex Gordon was hit in the face with a ball during batting practice on Thursday.

Gordon got a bloody nose from the ball, but manager Ned Yost indicated that he was otherwise fine. The Royals host the Blue Jays in Game 6 of the ALCS on Friday as they look to move on to the World Series to face the Mets.
Oct 22 - 4:04 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the Royals’ win over the Blue Jays in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday.

Gordon only contributed one hit Saturday, but boy did he make it count. With David Price on the ropes in the seventh, Gordon looped a double into no-man’s land, scoring Mike Moustakas from second to give Kansas City a 4-3 lead. It’s been a hit-or-miss postseason for Gordon but he continues to come through in the clutch. The Royals head into Monday’s Game 3 with a 2-0 series advantage.
Oct 17 - 7:38 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Alex Gordon "is a name to keep an eye on with Houston for left field."

Heyman notes that the Astros would like to mix in some higher on-base percentage guys among their all-or-nothing sluggers. With a career-high .377 OBP in 2015 and .359 OBP over the last five seasons, Gordon would certainly fit the bill. Gordon will turn 32 in February but will be a popular free-agent name this winter with his good bat and elite defense.
Oct 16 - 10:34 AM

Alex Gordon clubbed a solo home run as the Royals dropped Game 3 of the ALDS to the Astros on Sunday in Houston.

Gordon's blast came off Astros closer Luke Gregerson in the ninth inning, pulling the Royals to within two at 4-2, but that would be as close as they would get. He finished the afternoon 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts and also recorded an outfield assist.
Oct 11 - 7:33 PM

Alex Gordon is starting in left field and batting eighth for the Royals in Sunday's Game 3 of the ALDS.

Manager Ned Yost is sticking with the same lineup he used in Games 1 and 2, which means Alcides Escobar and his career .298 on-base percentage will continue to hit leadoff. They'll face a tall task Sunday in squaring off against Dallas Keuchel, who went 15-0 at Minute Maid Park this season while holding batters to a .186/.232/.242 slash line.
Oct 11 - 12:35 PM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. Paulo Orlando will handle left field.
Sep 25 - 3:57 PM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

He was originally in there but manager Ned Yost decided at the last second to give Gordon some rest. Paulo Orlando will handle left field.
Sep 20 - 10:47 AM

Alex Gordon is not in Thursday's lineup against the Indians.

He's just getting a day of rest. Ben Zobrist will start in left field while Omar Infante will play second base.
Sep 17 - 4:48 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
3Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Raul Mondesi
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Jarrod Dyson
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Terrance Gore
3Brett Eibner
4Bubba Starling
RF1Paulo Orlando
2Jose Martinez
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Kris Medlen
5Jason Vargas
6Kyle Zimmer
7Matthew Strahm
8Alec Mills
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Greg Holland
3Kelvin Herrera
4Luke Hochevar
5Louis Coleman
6Miguel Almonte
7Brian Flynn
8Tim Collins
9Scott Alexander