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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: 8 | Salary: $9,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/93 | Average Draft Position: 102.43
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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.


Royals OF Alex Gordon: I'm confident I'll be fine by opening day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is no longer wearing a cast on his right wrist after undergoing surgery in late December, according to The Kansas City Star. Gordon is hoping to be cleared to swing and throw next week.

Gordon expects to miss at least a week of spring training games.

“It might be a little slow getting back into it,” Gordon said. “But I’m confident when opening day comes, I’ll be fine.”


Royals' Alex Gordon plans to take it slow in recovery


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is still recovering from his wrist surgery this offseason and plans to take it slow in his rehab.

"We really don’t have a timetable," Gordon said. "We’re just going to see how it feels. Obviously, it’s spring training. So we don’t want to rush anything. If it feels good, we’ll be aggressive with it. But if it’s not feeling good, we’ll take it slow."

Manager Ned Yost wants to continue to take things slow with Gordon.
"We’ll just take it slow," Yost said. "We’ll see how he feels. We’ll play him one day. Then we’ll give him a day off. Play him another day, five or six innings, then give him a day off. We’ll just see how he’s doing."
Gordon hit .266 in 2014 with 19 home runs and 74 RBI.

Royals still expecting Alex Gordon to be ready by season opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Tuesday he is unsure if outfielder Alex Gordon, who underwent wrist surgery in late December, will be 100 percent at the start of spring training, per The Kansas City Star. However, the team expects Gordon to be ready by opening day.

Gordon was an All-Star for a second straight season in 2014. He hit .266 with a .351 on-base percentage, .432 slugging percentage and .783 OPS in 156 games. He hit .204 with one home run, six doubles and 11 RBI in 15 postseason games.


Alex Gordon has wrist surgery, should be ready for start of season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2014) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon had surgery on his right wrist Tuesday, reports the Kansas City Star. The team said Gordon will make a full recovery "in plenty of time" for the 2015 season, the report said.

Gordon had been dealing with irritation since before the All-Star Break, but did not miss significant time, per MLB.com. He aggravated the injury during winter training sessions. The Royals did not give a specific timetable for Gordon's recovery.

Gordon, 30, won the Platinum Glove as the league's top overall defender and batted .266 with 19 homers and 74 RBI.


Royals OF Alex Gordon wins Platinum Glove award


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was named the winner of the Platinum Glove award Friday as the American League's top defender.

The advanced stats back up the hardware, as Gordon's 25.0 Ultimate Zone Rating and 22.6 UZR/150 were tops among AL outfielders. Gordon earned his fourth straigth Gold Glove award earlier this offseason.


Royals' Alex Gordon plays the hero Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon played the hero Friday against the Orioles.

Gordon broke things open in the third inning, clearing the bases on a broken-bat double. With the game tied in the 10th, Gordon blasted a go-ahead solo home run. He would also single in the fifth inning. Gordon finished 3 for 4, with one run scored and four RBI.


Alex Gordon belts another home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hit another home run Wednesday against the Rangers.

Gordon struck in the fourth inning. With a man on base, Gordon belted a 90 mph sinker from Nick Tepesch out to center field. Gordon finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI. It was Gordon's 19th home run this year. 


Alex Gordon hits another home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon clubbed his 17th home run Thursday against the Twins. 

Gordon struck in the bottom of the seventh inning. He took a 93 mph fastball from from Ryan Pressly out to right center for the solo shot. Gordon also singled earlier in the contest. He finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and two RBI. Gordon has now hit five home runs in his last 11 games. 


Alex Gordon hits a walkoff homer


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hit a walkoff home run Tuesday against the Twins.

Gordon struck in the bottom of the ninth inning. With one man on, Gordon took an 81 mph slider from Glen Perkins out to right center for the game-winning two-run shot. Gordon also singled during the contest. He finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. Gordon has now hit four home runs in his last nine games. 


Alex Gordon goes deep again


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon belted his 15th home run Saturday against the Rangers.

Gordon struck in the first inning. He took a 91 mph fastball from Nick Tepesch out to right field for the solo shot. Gordon would also singled in the game. He finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. Gordon has now hit three home runs in his last six games. 


Alex Gordon considering pushed free-agency


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is considering pushing his free-agency a year, according to the Kansas City Star.

Gordon can become a free-agent following the 2015 season, but has indicated he might accept his $13.25 million player option for 2016. The move would come as a surprise. Gordon has blossomed into one of the best overall players in the game in recent years, and would stand to make a ton of money on the market. The club could opt to offer Gordon a long-term deal before his current deal expires, but neither side has had discussions regarding a long-term contract at this time. 


Alex Gordon goes yard Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hit his 14th home run Wednesday against the Rockies.

Gordon struck in his first at-bat. He took the first pitch he saw from Jorge De La Rosa out to right for the solo shot to lead off the second inning. Gordon would later walk, reaching base twice during the contest. He finished 1 for 2, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Alex Gordon slugs 11th home run in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-0 win over the Giants Saturday.

Gordon broke a scoreless tie with his fifth-inning shot, which was his second long ball in three games. He has hit .276/.352/.428 with 11 home runs, 51 RBI and seven stolen bases in 402 at-bats.


Alex Gordon returns from wrist injury Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) The All-Star break provided plenty of time for Royals outfielder Alex Gordon to recover from a wrist injury, as he is back in the lineup for the start of the second half Friday against the Red Sox.

Gordon sat out the All-Star game in order to rest the injury, which also cost him the final five games before the break.  


Alex Gordon able to get through Thursday workout


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was able to get through his workout Thursday, according to the Kansas City Star

Gordon is dealing with a wrist injury, but expects to rejoin the team in Boston Friday. The club believes Gordon will be able to avoid the disabled list. Gordon is hitting .268/.348/.425 over 325 at-bats.


Wrist improved, Alex Gordon expects to play Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon said his sprained right wrist feels better and he believes he'll play Friday at Boston, the first game after the All-Star break, reports the Kansas City Star. Gordon will test his wrist Thursday in Kansas City.

Gordon is attending the All-Star game but won't play due to the injury.


Alex Gordon won't play in All-Star game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon said he will make the trip to the All-Star game, but he will not play due to a wrist injury, according to FOX Sports Kansas City. He won't go on the disabled list as of now, but he hopes to be back in the lineup after the All-Star break.

Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas sidelined again Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon (wrist) and third baseman Mike Moustakas (illness) were both held out of the starting lineup Thursday vs. Detroit. It was the second straight game both players were unable to start.

Alex Gordon not expected to hit disabled list


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon's sprained right wrist isn't expected to land him on the disabled list, manager Ned Yost told MLB.com.  Gordon was scratched from Wednesday's lineup but served as a defensive replacement late in the game.

"I don't think we're going to have to DL him," Yost said. "It's a sprained wrist. I think he's going to go in, they're going to check it and they're going to inject it, and then, he's going to have four days [during the Detroit series] and four days [during the All-Star period], and he's going to be fine. If I put him on the DL, I'll lose him for another week."


Alex Gordon a late scratch with wrist sprain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has been scratched from Wednesday's game against the Rays, due to a sprained right wrist.

It is not clear when Gordon suffered the injury, or how serious it is at this point. He is day to day moving forward, but told the Kansas City Star he plans to have an MRI taken on the wrist when the team returns home Thursday. He injured the wrist while sliding during the team's series in Cleveland last week.  


American League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Salvador Perez, Royals
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians

Alex Gordon remains on fire with Saturday blast


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon certainly can't be blamed for his team's one-run loss Saturday to Seattle. He provided his team's lone run with a solo homer in the fifth inning. It was his ninth of the season.

Gordon has been sizzling. He has nine hits in his last 21 at-bats and has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight games.