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Alex Gordon | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Twins.
Gordon scored the only run of the day for the Royals. The 30-year-old has hit safely in eight of out 10 games this season and has already driven in nine runs. He should be a useful outfielder again this season in mixed leagues. Apr 12 - 5:03 PM

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Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Wednesday's 7-3 defeat of the Rays.

Gordon scored Eric Hosmer on an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the fourth inning and then slugged a three-run shot to right-center in the bottom of the fifth as the Royals jumped all over Rays starter Jake Odorizzi. Gordon has nine RBI in eight games played.
Apr 9 - 5:23 PM

Alex Gordon had an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

After being held down by Chris Sale for eight innings, the Royals tried to rally in the ninth with three hits off reliever Matt Lindstrom. Gordon brought in the Royals' only run with his RBI single before Lindstrom closed the door. It was Gordon's fifth RBI in the first five games of the season.
Apr 6 - 6:17 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run against the Padres on Wednesday.

Gordon took Ian Kennedy deep for a solo shot in the second inning, his third homer of the spring. He brought his Cactus League average up to .316 in 59 at-bats.
Mar 26 - 5:00 PM

Alex Gordon had a nice day at the dish in Friday's loss to the Angels, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

The 30-year-old outfielder is now hitting .304/.360/.522 with nine RBI on the spring. He has developed nicely into a five-category contributor in recent years, and should see an uptick in run production in 2014 with his move to the fifth slot in the Royals lineup.
Mar 21 - 8:05 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-3 with two runs batted in as the Royals defeated the Mariners 8-2 on Monday.

Gordon knocked in a pair with a double in the third inning, part of a five-run outburst in the frame. He has been enjoying a productive spring, batting .391 in 21 at-bats.
Mar 10 - 7:05 PM

Alex Gordon went 3-for-3 with an RBI against the White Sox on Thursday.

Gordon singled in the second, drove home a run with a single in the bottom of the third, and tripled in the fifth. His numbers last season weren't quite as good as they had been in 2011-12, but he's reliable for 15-20 homers and ten-plus steals.
Mar 6 - 6:33 PM

Alex Gordon had a two-run double in the Royals' win over the Padres Saturday.

It was Gordon's only hit in two at-bats, and the left fielder also walked once. He also batted fifth in the lineup, which manager Ned Yost said would likely be the case all season. The 30-year-old is one of the more steady outfielders in the game and should be once again in 2014.
Mar 1 - 5:49 PM

With the offseason acquisition of Norichika Aoki, Alex Gordon will likely bat fifth in the lineup for the Royals this season, according to Jeffrey Flanagan of FOX Sports Kansas City.

Royals manager Ned Yost said Aoki will likely bat leadoff with Omar Infante, Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler and Gordon following. The move down in the lineup will hurt Gordon's runs scored but will boost his RBI opportunities and should also allow him to focus more on driving the ball than getting on base. However the lineup shakes out, Gordon should remain one of the more productive fantasy outfielders for 2014.
Feb 5 - 10:09 PM

Royals signed GM Dayton Moore to a two-year extension through 2016.

The Royals essentially committed to Moore's plan when they went through with the James Shields-Wil Myers swap last winter, so it makes sense to stick with him for now. That said, they'd likely be in better position for the long haul right now had they fired him and manager Ned Yost a year or two ago.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Alex Gordon has been named the 2013 American League Gold Glove winner in left field.

It's a well-deserved win for Gordon, who has now won three straight awards. He beats out the Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes and the Tigers' Andy Dirks, who were both first-time finalists. Gordon led the AL in Defensive Runs Saved.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Alex Gordon, Yoenis Cespedes and Andy Dirks have been named finalists for the American League Gold Glove award in left field.

Gordon has taken home the last two awards and is sure to make it a third. This is the first time Cespedes and Dirks have been named finalists. The winner will be announced next week.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 10:34:00 AM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

The Royals are resting a number of their regulars, as Emilio Bonifacio, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas are also sitting out. Salvador Perez is also getting his first ever start at first base.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 11:14:00 AM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer against the Indians on Monday.

Gordon came through in the eighth. Unfortunately, he couldn't do it again with the bases loaded in the ninth, but the blame for that whole mess should really go to Ned Yost for pinch-hitting Carlos Pena and George Kottaras in situations in which a single would have given the Royals the lead. Along with hitting his 18th homer tonight, Gordon stole his 10th base. He has nine hits in his last five games.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:14:00 PM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the Royals' 6-1 win over the Twins on Tuesday.

Gordon doubled twice in the game, giving him 24 on the year, but the biggest came with the bases loaded in the eighth inning. The double off Twins reliever Caleb Thielbar cleared the bases, giving the Royals a 5-0 lead they wouldn't relinquish. Gordon has 69 RBI and 71 runs scored to go with a .268/.330/.422 line for the season.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 12:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Brett Hayes
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
2Justin Maxwell
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Bruce Chen
5Yordano Ventura
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Tim Collins
4Kelvin Herrera
5Aaron Crow
6Louis Coleman
7Francisley Bueno
8Michael Mariot
9Danny Duffy
10Luke Hochevar