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4 Alex Gordon LF
Height/Weight: 6-1/220 | Birthdate: 2/10/1984 | Birthplace: Lincoln, NE | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Kansas City | College: Nebraska | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $9,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 96/78 | Average Draft Position: 89.56
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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon connects for second home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon went 2 for 4 at the plate in Kansas City's 5-3 loss to the Royals Sunday. Gordon connected on a 2-1 pitch from John Danks over the right field wall for a two-run shot, his second of the season. 

Gordon is now hitting .245 with seven RBI in 50 at-bats this season.


Royals LF Alex Gordon hits first home run of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon hit his first home run of the season during Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Gordon connected off Twins pitcher Tommy Milone in the second inning for a solo shot. It was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. He is now batting .211.


Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon out of Royals' Sunday lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon are both out of the team's starting lineup for Sunday. 

Both players are being rested. Erik Kratz will catch, in just his second game appearance of the year. Kratz is batting seventh in the lineup. 

Jarrod Dyson will play left and bat ninth.


Royals give LF Alex Gordon the day off vs. Twins LHP Tommy Milone


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon was given the day off against Twins southpaw Tommy Milone on Thursday.

Gordon, who underwent wrist surgery in December, is off to a slow start this season, hitting .150 (3 for 20) with three walks and three RBI in six games. He is a career .252 hitter against left-handers. Paulo Orlando got the start in his place and will hit in the No. 7 spot.


LF Gordon not in starting lineup for Royals, Orlando gets nod


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) Left fielder Alex Gordon, who is off to a slow start this season, is not in the starting lineup for the Royals on Sunday, with Paulo Orlando sliding into his spot, per the Kansas City Star

Gordon is just 1 for 13 with two walks in four games this season, after undergoing offseason wrist surgery. Orlando has started one other game this season and has one hit in three at-bats. 

The Royals (+105) are slight underdogs in the series finale against the Angels. 


Royals' Alex Gordon has one hit in first four games


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is just 1 for 13 with two walks in four games this season.

Gordon underwent wrist surgery in December, but he's also been no stranger to slow starts, MLB.com reports.

"He got off to a slow start last year, too, with a good wrist," manager Ned Yost said.

Gordon finished last season with a .266/.351/.432 line along with 19 home runs and 74 RBI.


Royals get Alex Gordon back in lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) After taking Thursday off, Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has returned to the starting lineup

Gordon will hit sixth against the Angels Friday night. The plan is to rest him during day games so he can still recover from an injured wrist, which is why he didn't play Thursday against the White Sox. 

With Gordon in the lineup, Paulo Orlando moves to the bench. Gordon started the season 1 for 6 with two RBI and two walks. 


Royals outfielder Alex Gordon may rest during days game this season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon may be given some time off during day games this season to rest his injured wrist, reports the Kansas City Star. Manager Ned Yost said Wednesday it is likely Gordon will be rested Thursday to put less pressure on the recovering wrist injury.

"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.

He also indicated Paulo Orlando would likely fill in for Gordon in the lineup. Yost wants Gordon to have at least 24 hours to recover from a game before inserting him in the lineup the next day.

"He looks fine," Yost said. "He's just got to get his timing and everything down. He's getting better and better with it all the time. My only focus is the strength of that wrist, and not getting in too big a hole where he’s got to sit two or three days."


Royals' Yost on Alex Gordon: 'He's still getting his timing down'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday he's not concerned with the slow spring start of outfielder Alex Gordon, MLB.com reports.

"He's still getting his timing down," Yost said. "He'll be fine. The big thing is he's not hurting. He's sore a little sometimes, but generally OK."

Gordon is working his way back from December surgery on his right wrist. He's a candidate to receive at least a few off-days during the first month of the season in order to give the wrist time to properly recover.

"We'll have to go day to day with him and see how he feels," Yost said. "We do have two off-days the first two weeks. And we'll just see after that. I know one day he came in real sore recently and I thought about banging him [from the lineup] but he went to the cage and it loosened up, and we put him in. It's been kind of like that."

Gordon is just 3 for 24 this spring.


Royals' Yost: Gordon plays in third straight game, 'feeling great'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, who missed the first few weeks of spring games coming off December wrist surgery, started a third straight game Monday against the Giants, per MLB.com.

"It's really expected," manager Ned Yost said. "[Gordon is] feeling great. I wouldn't say I'm encouraged that he's able to play three straight games, because I expected it. Let's just say I'm glad he's in the lineup again."

Gordon went 1 for 6 (.167) with one RBI, two strikeouts and one stolen base in his first two spring games.


Royals outfielder Alex Gordon goes 0 for 3 in spring debut


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon didn't do much in his first game of spring training Saturday, going 0 for 3, but he was able to come out of the appearance unscathed. Gordon, who is recovering from offseason wrist surgery, was mostly happy just to be back on the field, reports MLB.com.

"It was good," Gordon said. "Good to get back in that game atmosphere. I really hadn't been in the dugout pretty much for all of Spring Training. I didn't rehab during the games. So just to be down there with the guys, get the adrenaline going, and to get that game action was fun."

Manager Ned Yost was happy he got through it.

"I thought he did fine," Yost said. "He got through it … hit the ball hard in his second at-bat, and just got back into the swing of playing."

Gordon isn't concerned with Opening Day just yet.

"Really, a lot of it's mental. So if I'm thinking I'm not ready for Opening Day, I won't be ready. I felt good, I felt comfortable and I felt on track. As long as I feel like that, that's really all that matters."


Royals' Alex Gordon to make Cactus League debut on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday, according to the Kansas City Star. He is working his way back from offseason wrist surgery in December. Last season, he produced a .266/.351/.432 with 19 homers and 74 RBI over 563 at-bats.

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon feeling good after batting practice


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was able to face live batting practice for the first time in spring training Monday after wrist surgery in December. 

"It was an adjustment, catching up to the speed again," Gordon said to MLB.com. "I thought it went pretty well.

"It usually takes me awhile to get my timing down in spring anyway, so I knew it would be a slow process. I thought I had a couple of good swings."

Gordon will continue to take batting practice throughout the week and may participate in minor league intrasquad scrimmages as soon as Tuesday.


Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer, Alex Rios battling for two-spot in Royals' order


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost is considering three players for the number-two spot in the batting order. 

Outfielders Alex Gordon,  Alex Rios and infielder Eric Hosmer are all being considered, according to MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan.

Hosmer is hitting .316 this spring. Rios is hitting .368 with a .400 OBP. Gordon is recovering from a wrist injury and has yet to appear in a game. 


Alex Gordon to take BP for Royals on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is recovering from a wrist injury that has kept him out for most of the spring. 

Manager Ned Yost said that he hopes Gordon will be able to take live batting practice at minor league camp on Monday, per the Kansas City Star.


Royals' Gordon could be playing in minor-league games next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday he hopes outfielder Alex Gordon (wrist) can begin taking at-bats in a minor-league games early next week, per The Kansas City Star.

Royals' Alex Gordon: Wrist close to 100 percent


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon said after taking batting practice Tuesday that his wrist feels close to 100 percent, the Kansas City Star reports.

It was Gordon's first batting-practice session since undergoing surgery on his wrist in late December. He said he felt great after hitting off a tee in late February and appears to be going through his rehab with no setbacks.


Royals OF Alex Gordon (wrist) set to take batting practice Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon plans to take batting practice Tuesday for the first time since undergoing wrist surgery in late December, per The Kansas City Star.

Royals' Yost: Cain, Gordon, Hosmer, Rios all candidate to bat second


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost listed Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Alex Rios as viable candidates to bat second in the lineup this season, reports the Kansas City Star.

Gordon, Rios never batted second last season. Cain had only only 13 plate appearances at the No. 2 spot in 2014. Hosmer played 33 games and logged 144 plate appearance at the No. 2 spot in 2014, slashing .275/.326/.344 in those appearances.


Royals' Yost hopeful Alex Gordon will take BP by next Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said he hopes outfielder Alex Gordon (wrist) will be able to take batting practice by next Tuesday, according to The Kansas City Star.

Royals OF Alex Gordon says he feels great after hitting off tee


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, who had surgery on his right wrist in December, remains on track to be ready for the start of the season, according to MLB.com.

"We don't have a progression. It's just day by day," Gordon said. "After we swung it today, we talked about how we are going to approach it [Saturday], and I think that's how we are doing it right now. If it was during the season, obviously it would be pushing it forward a lot quicker, but we are just taking it slow and trying to be smart about it."

Gordon has taken the next step in his rehab after hitting off a tee Thursday and Friday.

"I had about 20 or 30 swings, and it felt great," Gordon said. "As long as it doesn't come back with any pain or suffering tonight, I'll probably have a little soft-toss. It's pretty exciting. Honestly, it is. That's not a joke.

"I turned it loose the last 10 swings [Friday], and it almost felt like the more I turned it loose, the better it got. That's a good sign that most of the discomfort, if there is any, comes from lack of swings and being stiff."


Royals OF Alex Gordon (wrist) cleared to hit off a tee


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday outfielder Alex Gordon (wrist) has been cleared to progress to the next step in his hitting progression and can now hit off a tee, per The Kansas City Star.

“He’s progressing fine,” Yost said.


Royals' Alex Gordon able to swing with no issues


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was able to swing without any issues on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Gordon took 15 dry swings with a fungo bat on Tuesday, and said he felt good following the drill. "It's that motion of swinging and rolling the [right] wrist over that I haven't done since October," Gordon said.

Gordon has been on schedule throughout the rehab process, and said there's no way he misses opening day. "No question," he said. "Not even a doubt in my mind."

The 31-year-old hit .266/.351/.432 over 563 at-bats last year. 


Royals' Alex Gordon cleared to throw


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Royals LF Alex Gordon is rehabbing after January wrist surgery and is expected to have his activities limited at the start of spring training. 

Gordon is making good progress, however. The Kansas City Star's Andy McCollough reported that Gordon has already been medically cleared to begin throwing. 

Gordon is hitting off a tee, one-handed, according to KCTV's Brad Fanning, and he'll begin taking dry swings (full swings without a ball) on Tuesday, according to McCollough


Royals outfielder Alex Gordon not ready to commit to team for 2016


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is heading into a big contract season. The eight-year veteran could pick up his player option for 2016, reportedly worth $13.25 million. However, he is not ready to stay he will commit to picking up that option just yet, according to the Kansas City Star.

"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."

Gordon hit .266 in 2014 with 19 home runs and 74 RBI in 563 plate appearances.