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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 had a two-run single and stole a base in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.
Gordon finished the night 1-for-4, but the hit was a big one, plating two in the third inning to give the Royals a short-lived lead. He walked and stole his 12th base of the season in the fifth inning, eventually coming around to score. Gordon now has 70 RBI and 82 runs scored to go with a .270/.352/.440 line. Sep 17 - 1:03 AM

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Alex Gordon hit his 17th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-5 overall, in the Royals' 10-inning loss to the Twins on Thursday.

Gordon tied the game up at 5-5 in the seventh inning with a solo home run off of Ryan Pressly. The AL MVP candidate now has 17 home runs, 61 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a .282/.356/.457 slash line. August has been good to him, as he is batting .305 (29-for-95) with eight home runs and 14 RBI.
Aug 29 - 12:04 AM

Alex Gordon hit a two-run walk-off home run to give the Royals a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday.

Gordon hit the two-run shot off Twins closer Glen Perkins. The outfielder finished 2-for-4 in the game, bringing his line up to .283/.356/.454 on the year. He's been especially effective in August, as Tuesday's was his seventh home run to go with 12 RBI and 16 runs scored this month.
Aug 26 - 11:38 PM

Alex Gordon told the Kansas City Star that he intends to forgo free agency after next season and pick up his $13.25 million player option for 2016.

That's easy to say now, but we'll see. Gordon will be 32 in 2016, and if he plays next year like he has this one, he could be in line for something like $72 million over four years. Passing that up to earn $13.25 million and going back on the market at age 33 doesn't seem like a very good idea at all. Perhaps, though, he'll be able to agree to a long-term deal with the Royals before then.
Aug 23 - 12:42 PM

Alex Gordon had a nice day at the plate on Sunday, tripling and homering in four at-bats as the Royals defeated the Twins.

Gordon belted a two-run home run to center field in the fifth, extending the Royals' lead to 9-2 at the time. He then tripled and scored in the seventh. Gordon is having another good season, as he has 13 home runs, 55 RBI, and a .284/.360/.445 slash line.
Aug 17 - 6:35 PM

Alex Gordon homered in his second straight game Sunday, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBI in the Royals' 7-4 victory over the Giants.

Gordon's two-run homer capped a four-run first inning against Giants starter Tim Lincecum. The homer was not only his second in the past two games, he's now homered in three of his last four as he's found his power stroke. Gordon is hitting .279/.356/.437 with 12 homers and 53 RBI on the year.
Aug 10 - 7:41 PM

Alex Gordon had an RBI single Friday against the Giants.

His run-scoring single in the sixth provided some insurance for the Royals' bullpen. Gordon is hitting .301 (22-for-73) dating back to the All-Star break, but he has just one home run since June 21.
Aug 8 - 11:28 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) didn't miss a beat in his return to the Royals lineup on Friday, going 2-for-4 with an RBI in a losing effort against the Red Sox.

Gordon was forced to miss the final four games of the season's first half due to a sprained right wrist, but the extended time off appears to have done the trick. The 30-year-old outfielder is slashing .271/.349/.426 with nine long balls, 45 RBI and six stolen bases through 89 games on the season.
Jul 19 - 6:20 AM

Alex Gordon (wrist) made it through a successful workout on Thursday.

Gordon won't officially be cleared to rejoin the Royals' lineup until after he goes through drills again Friday. However, he's headed to Boston with the team and the hope remains that he will be able to avoid the disabled list. Gordon missed the final four games of the first half because of a sprained right wrist.
Jul 17 - 8:02 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) is aiming to return to the Royals' starting lineup on Friday night in Boston.

Gordon missed the final four games of the first half because of a sprained right wrist and will not participate in Tuesday's All-Star Game despite being named to the American League squad. He plans to test his wrist with a full workout Thursday in Kansas City before the Royals travel to Fenway Park for a weekend series.
Jul 14 - 2:14 PM

Alex Gordon (wrist) will not participate in the All-Star Game.

Gordon was scratched from the Royals' lineup on Wednesday because of a sprained right wrist. The Royals are holding off on a DL decision for now, but we wouldn't be surprised if he misses the remainder of the first half at the very least.
Jul 10 - 5:05 PM

Alex Gordon was scratched from the Royals' lineup on Wednesday because of a sprained right wrist.

Wrist sprains usually spell trouble for baseball players, and Gordon is going for an MRI. He told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that he "can't swing" a bat. It sounds like a 15-day disabled list stint could be coming.
Jul 9 - 4:37 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-4 with the Royals' lone run in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

The Royals had seven hits, all singles, against Roenis Elias and the Mariners bullpen. Gordon's hit extended a modest six-game hitting streak, and he's managed to score at least one run in eight of the last nine games. The small streak has raised Gordon's season average to .291, and he's got an .835 OPS that's among the best in the American League.
Jun 22 - 6:04 PM

Alex Gordon hit a solo homer and drew a walk in Saturday's loss to the Mariners.

His fifth-inning solo shot was the only offense of the game for Kansas City. Gordon has five home runs this month and nine for the season. Between his .292/.371/.469 batting line and his excellent defense in left field, the 30-year-old is having an excellent under the radar season.
Jun 21 - 5:04 PM

Alex Gordon is back in the Royals' lineup Friday.

Gordon missed Thursday's game due to the flu. The outfielder has batted .288/.368/.458 with eight homers, 39 RBI and five stolen bases this season.
Jun 20 - 3:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Josh Willingham
3Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Liam Hendriks
12Michael Mariot
13Luke Hochevar