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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 (groin) is expected to miss eight weeks.
Gordon has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his left groin, an injury he suffered Wednesday night while trying to track down a ball to deep left field. The star left fielder was placed on the disabled list Thursday morning and probably won't be back until sometime in September. It's obviously a massive blow for the AL Central-leading Royals. Jarrod Dyson is starting in left on Thursday and will be an intriguing fantasy play going forward because of his excellent speed. Jul 9 - 11:49 AM

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Royals placed OF Alex Gordon on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

Gordon planted awkwardly on the warning track at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night while trying to chase down a deep fly ball and crumbled to the ground before eventually having to be carted off the field. It looked like a very severe groin injury, and Royals manager Ned Yost acknowledged after the game that the star left fielder could be out for months. Jarrod Dyson is starting in left field for Kansas City on Thursday.
Jul 9 - 11:09 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Alex Gordon could be out for months with his strained left groin.

Gordon said he heard the muscle in his groin pop while chasing after a fly ball in Wednesday's game. Royals training staff said the muscle did not detach from the bone, which is good, but severe groin strains have sidelined players for months in the past. Gordon will have an MRI to determine the severity, but it sounds as though the Royals will be looking at life without Gordon for the near future.
Jul 8 - 11:21 PM

Alex Gordon will undergo an MRI on his strained left groin Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury.

Gordon suffered the injury chasing a fly ball during Wednesday's game against the Rays. He's almost certainly out for the rest of the week, and Gordon would miss the start of the second half if he were to be placed on the disabled list. More should be known Thursday.
Jul 8 - 9:46 PM

Alex Gordon left Wednesday's game against the Rays with a left groin strain.

It initially looked like a knee injury, so a groin strain could technically qualify as good news. Still, he appeared to be in a lot of pain, so it's not an ailment that should be taken lightly. More clarity should be available in a day or two.
Jul 8 - 9:37 PM

Alex Gordon left Wednesday's game against the Rays with an apparent injury.

Gordon went down chasing a ball in the gap, and he was carted off the field. It appeared to be a left leg injury of some sort. The Royals should update Gordon's status soon.
Jul 8 - 9:13 PM

Alex Gordon went 4-for-5 with a double and four runs batted in as the Royals easily beat the Rays in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Gordon tied the game at one apiece in the fifth inning with an RBI single, added another RBI single to cap off a four-run sixth, and knocked in two with a double in the eighth. Gordon entered the game batting .133 (4-for-30) in his previous nine games. On the season, he's sitting on 10 home runs with 37 RBI, 30 runs scored, and a .280/.394/.459 batting line.
Jul 7 - 11:27 PM

Alex Gordon went 3-for-3 with a homer and a walk against the A's on Friday.

Gordon has a .396 OBP, which is, of course, the highest among Royals hitters. Unfortunately, the guys he's getting on base for from the sixth spot in the lineup aren't driving him in, so he's scored just seven runs this month, three of which came on his own homers. He also has just seven RBI hitting behind slowpoke Kendrys Morales. As a result, he's a much better player for the Royals than he is a fantasy outfielder right now.
Jun 27 - 1:43 AM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run, helping the Royals beat the Twins on Wednesday.

Gordon provided starter Edinson Volquez with a nice cushion, homering in the first inning to extend the Royals' lead to 4-0. June hasn't been kind to the outfielder, as he entered the night with only three hits in his last 29 plate appearances. Gordon is batting .257/.374/.441 overall with seven home runs and 28 RBI.
Jun 10 - 11:08 PM

Alex Gordon was hitless in three at-bats Friday against the Rangers.

Gordon is 0-for-10 through his first four games this month, so his batting average has dipped from .273 to .256. Still, he owns a healthy .366 on-base percentage and a .799 OPS. The lack of speed has been a disappointment, as he's 0-for-2 in stolen base attempts thus far, but otherwise he's on track for a season much like his previous two.
Jun 5 - 11:35 PM

Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a double in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

Not only did Gordon's RBI single drive in the only run of the game for the Royals, his three hits represented 75% of the team's total, as the Royals only managed four in 11 innings. With the three hits, Gordon's now slashing .273/.376/.461 this season. He's also hit six homers and driven in 25. While his numbers aren't as spectacular as some of the big boppers in the American League, he's become a very consistent presence in the Royal lineup.
May 31 - 6:16 PM

Alex Gordon went 1-for-1 with a two-run homer off of John Lackey in Saturday's rain-shortened win over the Cardinals.

Gordon blasted his homer off of Lackey in the second inning. It was his fifth of the season and boosted his RBI total to 23. Gordon's slashing .271/.380/.459 this season. These numbers are very much in line with what he's done over the last four years.
May 23 - 10:25 PM

Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Jarrod Dyson is in left field in Gordon's place.
May 17 - 11:34 AM

Alex Gordon hit a game-winning solo home run in the 10th inning and finished 3-for-5 as the Royals edged the Rangers 7-6 on Tuesday.

Gordon led off the top of the 10th inning with a homer off Stolmy Pimentel to give the Royals the lead. He also doubled twice in the game. Gordon has rebounded from a terrible start to the year to own a .295/.417/.495 line with four homers, 17 RBI and 17 runs scored through Tuesday's game.
May 13 - 12:32 AM

Alex Gordon scored the game-winning run on an Omar Infante sacrifice fly in the 10th inning on Sunday as the Royals outlasted the Tigers 2-1.

Gordon was hit by a pitch leading off the 10th inning, advanced to second on a wild pitch, took third on a ground ball and scampered home on Infante's sacrifice fly. He also plated the team's first run with an RBI double in the second inning. Gordon finished the night 1-for-3 and is now hitting .280/.405/.440 on the season.
May 11 - 1:16 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Ben Zobrist
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Jeremy Guthrie
6Chris Young
7Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Kris Medlen
8Brian Flynn
9Tim Collins