15DAlex Gordon LF KC 2 days ago

Gordon revealed he's frustrated with his recent injury, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

"Obviously, I haven't played the way I've wanted to this year so far," Gordon said. "But the unfortunate part is, in baseball you always have tomorrow, and right now, I don't have that". Gordon has struggled badly this season, hitting .211 with only four homers when he suffered the injury Sunday.

15DAlex Gordon LF KC 4 days ago

Gordon (wrist) is headed to the DL, Joel Goldberg of FSKC reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gordon suffered a right wrist sprain when he collided with Mike Moustakas in Sunday's game against the White Sox and while it was initially reported that he'd be day-to-day, the Royals have now said that he will head to the DL. Third basemen, Cheslor Cuthbert, will be called up in a corresponding roster move while Gordon nurses his wrist.

15DAlex Gordon LF KC 5 days ago

Gordon has been ruled day-to-day with a right wrist sprain, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gordon collided with Mike Moustakas in foul territory during Sunday's lose to the White Sox that left both players shaken up for a few moments, although they both stayed in the game. The left fielder has passed concussion protocol but could be held out of Monday's game against Twins as he nurses his wrist.

15DAlex Gordon LF KC 1 week ago

Gordon is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against Boston.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran will be replaced in left by Whit Merrifield, who is making his major league debut Wednesday with the Royals facing David Price and the Red Sox. Gordon went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader, bringing his season average down to .211. He'll get an added day off Wednesday before returning to the lineup Friday in all likelihood.

15DAlex Gordon LF KC 2 weeks ago

Gordon went 2-for-4 with a home run, his fourth of the season, in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There's been a concerning power outage in Gordon's game through the early portion of the season. Through 113 at-bats, the outfielder's slugging percentage (.381) and ISO (.142) are at their lowest levels since 2010. Compounding concerns is the fact that his strikeout rate has exploded to 30.6 percent, way above his career rate of 21 percent. It's probably unfair to give up on the three-time All Star just yet, but his value is certainly lower than it's been in a long time.

15DAlex Gordon LF KC 3 weeks ago

Gordon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gordon is slowly starting to get on track, having hit safely in six straight to raise his batting average to .233 for the season. The outfielder has just seven RBI in more than 100 at-bats, but has already eclipsed last season's total of two stolen bases.

15DAlex Gordon LF KC 1 month ago

Gordon went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs Sunday against the Orioles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gordon's second blast of the season tied the contest at one in the fourth inning in a game the team would go on to win. The veteran will hope that he warms up along with the weather in May, as his slash line sits at.246/.352/.377.

15DAlex Gordon LF KC 1 month ago

Gordon hit his first homer of the year as part of a 2-for-4 effort Wednesday against Detroit.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He and Salvador Perez went back-to-back in an attempt to make a ninth-inning comeback, but the Royals ended up falling a run short. It's been a tough start to the year for Gordon, who had just two extra-base hits (both doubles) in his first 45 at-bats. Never a truly prolific whiffer in the course of his career, Gordon has struck out at least once in all 14 of the Royals' games this season, giving him a startling 37.5 percent strikeout rate that ranks among the worst in all of baseball.

15DAlex Gordon LF KC 1 month ago

Gordon went 0-for-2 with two walks and two runs while striking out once during a win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gordon is batting .222/.327/.267 in 45 at-bats during the brief start to the 2016 season. The real point of concern lies with his 38.5 percent strikeout rate. Gordon will likely regress to his norm (the worst strikeout percentage he's had in the majors is 22.8 percent, which occurred during his rookie season in 2007), but it is a stat for fantasy owners to keep their eyes on.

15DAlex Gordon LF KC 2 months ago

Gordon went 1-for-3 in Saturday's split squad spring win over Seattle. He's hitting .344 (11-for-32) with three home runs this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After signing a four-year, $72 million contract extension in January, Gordon looks ready for another productive season. He's healthy after playing in just 104 games in 2015, largely due to a groin injury suffered in July.