Alex Gordon LF KC 3 weeks ago

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon will begin upper-body lifting Friday while recovering from a groin injury, according to Fox Sports Kansas City. Gordon could return sometime in September.

Alex Gordon LF KC 4 weeks ago

Gordon, who was placed on the 15-day DL Thursday with a Grade 3 left groin strain, is expected to miss eight weeks.

This is the timetable the Royals are offering, but considering Lorenzo Cain missed three months with the same injury in 2012, Gordon could very easily miss the rest of the regular season. Look for the Royals to trade for Gordon's replacement and for Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando to fill-in in left field for now.

Alex Gordon LF KC 4 weeks ago

Gordon (strained left groin muscle) was placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday.

The Royals already said that Gordon could be out for months, so this comes as no surprise. Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando will see heavy playing time this summer as a result of Gordon's absence. In shallower leagues without DL spot, it makes sense to start looking at replacement options for Gordon.

Alex Gordon LF KC 4 weeks ago

Gordon (groin) could be out for a few months, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Gordon reportedly heard a "pop" in his groin muscle, but trainers said the muscle was not detached from the bone. While Gordon is out, manager Ned Yost said Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando will hold a platoon situation with Dyson facing right-handed pitchers and Orlando facing the lefties. Gordon will undergo an MRI Thursday to reveal exactly how long he could be out.

Alex Gordon LF KC 4 weeks ago

Gordon left the game with a left groin strain, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. The Royals announced that Gordon will undergo an MRI on Wednesday night.

The team has announced that the injury that caused Gordon to be carted off the field is a groin strain, which is a far better prognosis than the initial looks of the play. Kansas City has not announced the severity of the strain nor the length of time Gordon will miss, but it appears Gordon may have avoided a major injury. Still, the team's announcement came shortly after the injury occurred, so there should be more information regarding the grade of the strain from manager Ned Yost following the game.

Alex Gordon LF KC 4 weeks ago

Gordon was carted off the field Wednesday after suffering an apparent leg injury, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Gordon appeared to suffer the leg injury chasing down a Logan Forsythe fly ball in the fourth inning that turned into an inside-the-park home run. Given that Gordon had to leave the field on a cart, the injury appears to be serious. The Royals have not announced the nature or extent of the injury, but it looks like a DL stint could be in the offing for the All-Star left fielder.

Alex Gordon LF KC 1 month ago

Gordon went 1-for-2 with a home run and a walk in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Twins.

The All-Star starter in left field for the AL barely squeaked his 10th homer of the year over the wall at Kauffman Stadium, just his second homer and RBI since June 18. That power outage has taken off over 20 points from his slugging percentage, yet Gordon is still finding his way on base --- his OBP has dipped only one point over that span (from .381 to .380).

Alex Gordon LF KC 1 month 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 2 months 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 3 months 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.