Alex Gordon LF KC 7 days 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 1 week 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.

Alex Gordon LF KC 2 weeks ago

Gordon is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Gordon's absence directly coincides with manager Ned Yost's plan to rest his left fielder in day games following night games, especially when a left-handed pitcher is on the bump. With C.J. Wilson scheduled to start for the opposing Angels on Sunday afternoon, Yost will instead roll with Paulo Orlando in left. Look for Gordon to return to action when the Royals begin a three-game series with the Twins on Monday.

Alex Gordon LF KC 2 weeks ago

Gordon is out of the lineup Thursday, as expected, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

Manager Ned Yost said that he will handle Gordon cautiously during the early parts of the season, sitting him in day games that follow night games. If Yost stands by this plan then Gordon will be held out of three more games over the next 10 days. However, we have seen Yost go back on statements like this with regard to Salvador Perez's usage in the past, so it should be treated as a very fluid situation. Look for Gordon to be back in left field Friday against the Angels. Paulo Orlando will get the start in left field Thursday.

Alex Gordon LF KC 2 weeks ago

Gordon (wrist) will be handled cautiously during the early parts of the season by manager Ned Yost, which may include sitting day games following night games, the Kansas City Star reports.

Gordon insists his wrist (that was surgically repaired during the offseason) is just fine, but that won't stop Yost from taking a conservative approach here. He doesn't have a problem playing Gordon on back-to-back days, but wants to allow the Gold Glove outfielder at least 24 hours of rest before using him again in the starting lineup. The first situation where this strategy may take effect is Thursday afternoon, where Paulo Orlando may make his major-league debut. Jarrod Dyson could also see a few more reps during this stretch.

Alex Gordon LF KC 2 weeks ago

Manager Ned Yost indicated that Gordon may sit for Thursday's against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Gordon proposed absence doesn't sound to be injure-related, especially given that he's in the lineup Wednesday. However, it's worth noting that he could receive regular days off here and there this season.

Alex Gordon LF KC 4 weeks ago

Gordon (wrist) went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the spring and three runs scored Monday against the Rangers.

Gordon is only hitting .214 over 28 spring at-bats, but the reps and game action are what matter most after dealing with a wrist injury earlier in the month. He's now seen three or more at-bats in eight of the last ten days, suggesting that the left fielder should be free to take on a full workload on Opening Day and beyond.

Alex Gordon LF KC 1 month ago

Gordon (wrist) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut Saturday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Gordon has been hitting against minor leaguers this week, and he's reportedly looked good doing so. He'll make his first appearance against big league pitching Saturday as he continues to progress with the goal of being ready for Opening Day after undergoing offseason wrist surgery.

Alex Gordon LF KC 1 month ago

Gordon (wrist) took six at-bats in a minor league spring training game Monday, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

He reportedly looked like his old self Monday, but if his previous timetable is to believed, he will not play in Cactus League games until this weekend. Look for Gordon to continue facing minor leaguers as he works his way back from the wrist injury, and it is still quite possible that he will be ready to go for Opening Day.

Alex Gordon LF KC 2 months ago

Gordon (wrist) will not play in Cactus League games for at least 10 days, but is slated to play in some minor league games next week, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

It's good to hear he will be getting some game action in next week, even if it is against minor league competition. Gordon remains questionable for the start of the regular season, and it's a situation that will need to be monitored closely throughout the spring by his prospective owners.