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4 Alex Gordon LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/218 | 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%: 98/78 | Average Draft Position: 101.16
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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.


Alex Gordon ready to return Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon returned to the team's starting lineup Friday.

Gordon missed Thursday's game due to the flu, but managed to get back in time for a Friday start. He's hitting .288/.368/.458 over 264 at-bats.


Illness has Alex Gordon sidelined Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon was scratched from the Thursday lineup in Detroit with flu-like symptoms. Jarrod Dyson took his place.

Like many of his teammates, Gordon has been on a roll. He has six hits in his last 14 at-bats and has scored a run in five of his last six games.


Alex Gordon crushes eighth homer


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon crushed a 414-foot two-run homer to right in Tuesday's 11-4 win over the Tigers. He finished 2 for 5, adding his 21st double of the year, and is hitting .288 with eight homers and 38 RBI.

Alex Gordon slugs seventh home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 9-5 win over the Indians Tuesday.

Gordon failed to draw a walk for the first time in eight games, but his hot June continues with his third homer of the month. He has hit .288/.375/.455 with seven home runs and 35 RBI in 233 at-bats.


Alex Gordon clubs sixth home run in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 8-7 win over the Cardinals Tuesday.

Gordon has now homered in back-to-back games, with Tuesday's three-run shot putting his team up 6-4 in the fifth inning. He has hit .281/.357/.433 with six home runs and 33 RBI in 217 at-bats.


Alex Gordon goes deep in win over Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon came up big at the dish on Monday, launching his fifth home run of the season in his team's 6-0 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis.

Gordon took starter Shelby Miller deep for a solo home run in the seventh inning. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and one RBI. He has two home runs over his last four games. He is hitting .277/.351/.418 with 30 RBI in 213 at-bats.

Alex Gordon smacks pair of three-run home runs Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon made his presence felt at the plate with a pair of three-run home runs in his team's 8-6 victory over the Orioles on Sunday.

Gordon launched a three-run home run off starter Ubaldo Jimenez in the fifth and then took reliever Troy Patton yard for a three-run blast in the seventh. He finished 4 for 4 with three runs scored and a career-high six RBI. It was his first six-RBI game. He is hitting .268/.320/.402 with three homers and 22 RBI in 164 at-bats.

Alex Gordon breaks loose with three-hit game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Royals left fielder Alex Gordon broke from his May doldrums Friday night in Seattle with three singles.

Gordon had just five hits in 34 at-bats since April 30 as his average dropped from .278 to .244. He still only has one home run this season as his slugging percentage has fallen to .375 from .422 a year ago.


Alex Gordon finishes first month with modest numbers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon finished the first month of the season with just one home run in 26 games. It was his lowest total for a month since he had one home run in June last season.

Gordon did have 10 doubles, 13 runs and 14 RBI in his first 26 games, but he totaled a .400 slugging percentage, which was below his career .435 rate.


Alex Gordon hits first homer for Royals in Wednesday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) It took 247 plate appearances for the Royals to finally hit their first home run this season, but Alex Gordon smashed a big one Wednesday against Tampa Bay.

Gordon keyed the attack with a three-run homer in the fifth inning to give his team some breathing room with a 7-1 lead. He had already singled in a run in the fourth. He now has nine of his team's 19 RBI this season.


Royals announce opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) The Royals released their lineup for opening day against the Tigers. Right fielder Norichika Aoki will hit leadoff, and he will be followed by second baseman Omar Infante, first baseman Eric Hosmer, DH Billy Butler, left fielder Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez, third baseman Mike Moustakas, center fielder Lorenzo Cain and shortstop Alcides Escobar.

Alex Gordon, Adam Jones, Shane Victorino gold with OF gloves


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) The American League outfield Gold Glove winners were announced Tuesday night as the Royals' Alex Gordon, Baltimore's Adam Jones and Boston's Shane Victorino earned hardware. 

Gordon won the award in left, his third Gold Glove. The Orioles' Jones won his third Gold Glove in center and Victorino his fourth in right, his first with the Red Sox.


American League Gold Glove finalists announced


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/25/2013) The finalists for the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove awards were announced on Friday, with three players at each position. The awards honor the league's best defenders, and winners will be announced Oct. 29. 

The American League nominees are:

Catcher: Joe Mauer, Minnesota; Salvador Perez, Kansas City; Matt Wieters, Baltimore

First Base: Chris Davis, Baltimore; Eric Hosmer, Kansas City; James Loney, Tampa Bay

Second Base: Robinson Cano, New York, Dustin Pedroia, Boston, Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay

Third Base: Adrian Beltre, Texas; Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay; Manny Machado, Baltimore

Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Kansas City; Yunel Escobar, Tampa Bay; J.J. Hardy, Baltimore

Left Field: Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland; Andy Dirks, Detroit; Alex Gordon, Kansas City

Center Field: Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City; Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston; Adam Jones, Baltimore

Right Field: Nick Markakis, Baltimore; Josh Reddick, Oakland; Shane Victorino, Boston

Pitcher: Mark Buehrle, Toronto; R.A. Dickey, Toronto; Doug Fister, Detroit


Alex Gordon misses first start in more than six weeks


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/29/2013) The Royals left Alex Gordon out of the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale at the White Sox. Gordon had started 45 games in a row, dating back to Aug. 13.

David Lough got the start in left field for Sunday's game.


Alex Gordon leads off win with homer


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon homered to lead off Wednesday's afternoon game at Cleveland. He went deep for the 19th time this season off starter Scott Kazmir in the first.

Gordon added a walk in the game to go 1 for 4 with two runs scored. He's batting .271 on the season. The 29-year-old has two homers in his last three contests and has 79 RBI for the Royals.

Alex Gordon clears bases with double


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon had a nice night Tuesday in a win at Minnesota. Gordon doubled twice and drove in three runs in the game.

Gordon put a capper on a five-run eighth inning with his three-run double to clear the bases to deep right field. He was retired attempting to stretch it to a triple. Gordon went 2 for 5 with three RBI and is batting .268 on the year.

The outfielder has gone 5 for 13 over a three-game hit streak with two doubles, a triple, a homer and five runs driven in. He's gone 8 for 21 over his last five contests with six runs driven in.