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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%: 99/94 | Average Draft Position: 101.11
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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.


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.