Alex Gordon LF KC 5 days ago

Gordon went 3-for-3 with a solo home run in the Royals' win over the A's on Friday night.

For the season, Gordon now has nine homers in 265 plate appearances, while he's carrying his highest ISO (.179) since 2011 (.200), when he hit a career-high 23 homers. While his production in the power categories is in line with his career norms, Gordon is just 1-for-5 as a basestealer this season after reaching double-digits in steals in each of the past four seasons.

Alex Gordon LF KC 1 month ago

Gordon went 1-for-1 with a walk and a two-run homer in the Royals' rain-shortened win over the Cardinals on Saturday night.

The blast was his fifth of the season, and came against Cards starter John Lackey in the second inning. Even after returning from a wrist injury early this season, Gordon has managed to put up numbers that are better than his 2015 line as his current .839 OPS is his best mark since 2011. Of some interest, is that he's gone 0-for-2 as a basestealer thus far after reaching double digits in each of the last four campaigns.

Alex Gordon LF KC 1 month ago

Gordon (leg) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

Gordon received his first off day of May on Sunday, which was later revealed to be due to a lingering leg injury after being hit there earlier in the week. He seems to be fine now as he's back in the lineup, manning left field and hitting sixth against Johnny Cueto.

Alex Gordon LF KC 1 month ago

Gordon is being held out of Sunday's game against the Yankees due in part to a minor leg injury he suffered on a hit by pitch a few days ago, Matthew DeFranks of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Manager Ned Yost appears fully confident that Gordon will be back in the lineup for Tuesday's opener against the Reds; he just wanted to give his star outfielder a full two days to recover from the injury with the Royals having an off day Monday. Gordon should still be available to pinch-hit Sunday, though Jarrod Dyson will be covering left field for him.

Alex Gordon LF KC 1 month ago

Gordon isn't listed in Sunday's lineup against the Yankees, Josh Vernier of 610 AM Sports Radio reports.

Gordon hasn't had a day out of the lineup since April, so manager Ned Yost felt it was an opportune time to give him a rest Sunday with the Yankees countering with a lefty pitcher in Chris Capuano. Jarrod Dyson will cover left field in Gordon's absence.

Alex Gordon LF KC 2 months ago

Gordon was 3-for-4 with a run scored and one RBI in a losing effort against Detroit on Friday night.

He got off to a slow start, but he's been heating up lately, and these three hits - all off of David Price who he came into the game 0-for-10 against in his career - raised his average to .290 on the season. Kansas City typically puts a lot of men on base so he should see plenty of opportunities to drive in runs hitting in the middle of their order.

Alex Gordon LF KC 2 months ago

Gordon will bat leadoff for the fourth straight game Sunday against the Tigers.

Gordon was on a plan earlier in the season to receive regular rest in day games following night games, but the current Kansas City outfield situation nearly demands his presence. With Alex Rios (hand) still on the DL, and Lorenzo Cain set to begin serving a two-game suspension Sunday, Gordon will start alongside Jerrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando in the outfield. Gordon is 2-for-12 at the plate since moving to the leadoff spot, but will likely drop back down in the order after Alcides Escobar (concussion) returns from the 7-day DL.

Alex Gordon LF KC 2 months ago

Gordon went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored on Sunday against the White Sox.

The outfielder has begun to heat up of late, and has hit both of his home runs in the past few days, raising his average to .255 as well. Gordon will likely continue to hit sixth in a well-balanced Royals lineup for the foreseeable future, but should remain productive with so much offensive talent surrounding him.

Alex Gordon LF KC 2 months ago

Gordon is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Gordon has been rested every third game this season by manager Ned Yost, and his absence from Sunday's lineup falls right in line with that pattern. Jarrod Dyson will man left field in his stead, with Paulo Orlando taking over in right and batting leadoff.

Alex Gordon LF KC 3 months ago

Gordon is out of the lineup Thursday afternoon against the Twins.

Gordon will sit once again for an afternoon contest following a night game, staying true to manager Ned Yost's original plan to offer his veteran consistent rest following offseason wrist surgery. The fact that Kansas City is squaring off against southpaw Tommy Milone may have also factored into the decision a bit. Yost will instead roll will Paulo Orlando in left field.