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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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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Royals "plan to try to do what they can to keep Alex Gordon long-term."
Gordon, 31, has a $13.25 million player option for 2016 that he's expected to decline and then seek a long-term contract. The Royals' resources are relatively limited, but it sounds like they might be willing to pony up to keep Gordon around for a while longer. The four-time Gold Glover is batting .303/.425/.500 with three homers and 13 RBI this season. May 1 - 11:39 AM

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Batting leadoff with Alcides Escobar out, Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk against the Tigers on Thursday.

When manager Ned Yost surprised everyone by announcing Mike Moustakas as his No. 2 hitter at the end of the spring, part of his reasoning is that he though Gordon was more comfortable hitting in the middle of the lineup. Unfortunately, but the middle of the lineup, he means the sixth spot, which is no good for his fantasy value. Gordon did great leading off tonight, but it's probably right back to the lower-middle with him once Escobar returns.
Apr 30 - 11:29 PM

Alex Gordon went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, an RBI single, and a solo home run on Tuesday as the Royals topped the Indians.

Gordon put the Royals on the board in the second inning with a solo home run off of Trevor Bauer. He added an RBI single in the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie. Gordon seems to have found his stride after a slow start to the season, having notched multi-hit games in four of his last five starts. He's batting .293/.423/.500 with three home runs and 11 RBI.
Apr 28 - 9:48 PM

Alex Gordon hit a double and a single in Saturday's loss to the A's.

Gordon finished the game 2-for-4. In the early going, he's one of just a few Royal offensive players who are struggling, slashing .222/.400/.259. Almost every other regular batter on the team is hitting over .300. Gordon's not in danger of losing his starting job, but he might see a few days off here and there until the bat starts heating up.
Apr 18 - 10:24 PM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Twins.

Minnesota is throwing southpaw Tommy Milone, so the left-handed-hitting Gordon will take a day of rest. The 31-year-old outfielder is off to a 3-for-20 (.150) start this season. Paulo Orlando is in left field for Thursday's matinee and Jarrod Dyson is starting in right.
Apr 16 - 10:05 AM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

Gordon has just one hit in his first 13 at-bats and the Royals are facing a lefty (C.J. Wilson), so it seems like a good time to rest him. Paulo Orlando is getting a start in left field.
Apr 12 - 1:13 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost indicated he might sit Alex Gordon for day games following night games during the early part of the schedule.

"You just don’t want to dig a hole for him that’s going to take three or four days to dig out," Yost said. Gordon had January wrist surgery and while he feels good, the manager wants to be "extra cautious with him early." Assuming things go well, Gordon could play in more day games as the season wears on. It shouldn't have much impact on his fantasy value either way.
Apr 8 - 8:14 PM

Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in Monday's slugfest with the Rangers.

Gordon ripped a line drive home run in the sixth inning against Alex Claudio, his first round-tripper of the spring. The two-time All-Star needed the outing, as he entered hitting just .125 (3-for-24). Gordon had wrist surgery in January, but will be ready to go on Opening Day.
Mar 30 - 7:31 PM

Alex Gordon was hitless in three at-bats Thursday versus the Mariners.

Gordon, who made his spring debut on Saturday, is only 3-for-16 (.188) to start. He had been on the mend from January wrist surgery. Despite the late start and the slow bat, the Royals are counting on him to be ready on Opening Day. Gordon has made the All-Star team in each of the last two seasons.
Mar 26 - 6:42 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.

Gordon has been taking at-bats against Royals minor leaguers over the past week. He had to be eased into action this spring after undergoing wrist surgery in January. The 31-year-old left fielder is fully expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 19 - 11:21 AM

Alex Gordon (wrist) took six at-bats against minor leaguers Monday in Royals camp.

Gordon came out of the morning workout feeling fine and should soon be cleared to make his Cactus League debut. The 31-year-old outfielder underwent wrist surgery in January, but he should be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. Gordon hit .266/.351/.432 with 19 homers and 12 steals in 156 games last year for the American League-champion Royals.
Mar 16 - 1:51 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost expects Alex Gordon (wrist) to take live batting practice on the minor league side of spring camp on Monday.

Gordon underwent surgery in January to repair his right wrist and has yet to be cleared for game action. Barring any setbacks, he's still expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 14 - 11:40 AM

Royals' manager Ned Yost said that he hoped that Alex Gordon (wrist) would be able to play some minor league games by next week.

The 31-year-old underwent wrist surgery in January. So far, his recovery has gone according to plan. Gordon's been hitting off of a tee for the last few weeks. He should start to see minor league action by early next week and is expected to be ready for Opening Day. Gordon slashed .266/.351/.432 with 19 homers last season in helping lead the Royals to the World Series.
Mar 11 - 11:34 AM

Alex Gordon plans to take batting practice Tuesday for the first time since his January wrist surgery.

Gordon has been hitting off a tee for over a week and is now ready to take the next step. The 31-year-old outfielder fully expects to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. He batted .266/.351/.432 with 19 homers and 12 steals in 156 games last summer.
Mar 9 - 11:26 AM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
3Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Ryan Madson
9Yohan Pino
10Brandon Finnegan
11Tim Collins