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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
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Alex Gordon (wrist) has been cleared to hit off a tee.
It's the next step in his hitting program after he took some dry swings earlier this week. "He’s progressing fine," Royals manager Ned Yost said. Making his way back from offseason wrist surgery, Gordon is on pace to be ready to roll well before Opening Day as long as he can avoid setbacks. Feb 27 - 11:49 AM

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Alex Gordon (wrist) took 15 dry swings with a fungo bat on Tuesday afternoon in Royals camp.

Gordon got through the workout with no issues. He was cleared for throwing on Monday and should progress to live batting practice by early next week. The 31-year-old outfielder expects to be ready for the start of the 2015 regular season: "No question," Gordon said Tuesday. "Not even a doubt in my mind."
Feb 24 - 5:18 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) has been cleared to take 15 dry swings on Tuesday.

It's the next step in his recovery from January wrist surgery. Gordon was cleared for throwing on Monday morning and should be able to progress to live batting practice in about a week. He is expected to be ready for the beginning of the regular season.
Feb 23 - 1:26 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) has been cleared for throwing.

And he hopes to be cleared for batting practice by the end of this week. Gordon underwent an extensor retinaculum repair on his right wrist in early January but is only a couple days behind the other outfielders in Royals camp this spring. If everything goes smoothly from this point on, he should be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.
Feb 23 - 12:08 PM

Alex Gordon indicated he's unsure if he'll exercise his $13.25 million option for 2016.

"That’s a question that honestly doesn’t need to be answered right now," Gordon said. "Because I don’t know the answer right now. I don’t know how this year is going to go, or how it’s going to look at the end of the year. Honestly, I don’t know." That goes against what Gordon said last summer, when he said he would exercise the option. It makes sense for him to back off that commitment -- he could certainly get more on the open market, and there's no reason for him to decide one way or the other on February 21. The situation will certainly be of interest for the Royals and their fans this summer.
Feb 21 - 6:03 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) hopes to begin throwing and taking batting practice next week.

Gordon underwent an extensor retinaculum repair on his right wrist in early January. He'll have a checkup soon with team physician Dr. Bruce Toby, who performed that procedure. "It might be a little slow getting back into it," Gordon said Tuesday. "But I’m confident when Opening Day comes, I’ll be fine."
Feb 17 - 4:37 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) said he's easing into his offseason routine following January surgery on his right wrist.

"We really don’t have a timetable," Gordon said. "We’re just going to see how it feels. Obviously, it’s spring training. So we don’t want to rush anything. If it feels good, we’ll be aggressive with it. But if it’s not feeling good, we’ll take it slow." Gordon can lose the cast on his right wrist on February 9, and he said he expects to miss about a week's worth of spring training games. He remains hopeful that he'll be ready for Opening Day, but it's far from a certainty.
Jan 31 - 4:25 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Alex Liddi
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3Ryan Jackson
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
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Edinson Volquez
6Kris Medlen
7Yohan Pino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Michael Mariot
10Jandel Gustave
11Joe Paterson
12Ryan Madson
13Franklin Morales
14Joe Blanton