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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.
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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.
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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.
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Gordon (wrist) plans to take batting practice Tuesday for the first time since his surgery, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.
This is a solid step in his recovery, although he still remains without a timetable to return to game action. The general feeling is that he will be ready for Opening Day, but it's a situation worth monitoring.
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Gordon (wrist) continues to hit soft toss, but is unwilling to disclose when he expects to face live pitching, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.
He says he knows when he will face live pitching, but it will have to remain a mystery for now. The fact that he is hitting soft toss is an improvement over the dry swings he was taking last week. He does not expect to miss Opening Day, so any downgrade on his value in fantasy drafts should be minor.
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Gordon (wrist) played catch Monday for the first time since undergoing offseason surgery, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.
Gordon believes there is no chance he will miss Opening Day this season, and he took his first step towards returning Monday. The 31-year-old outfielder hasn't sat more than 11 games in a season since 2010, and there's no reason to believe that won't be the case again in 2015 barring a setback of some sort.
Alex Gordon LF KC 1 Month
Gordon (wrist) said Thursday there is no chance he will miss Opening Day, Jeffrey Flanagan of the team's official site reports.Gordon hasn't received medical clearance yet, but he believes there is no chance he won't be available for Opening Day. The veteran outfielder could be limited throughout spring training as he prepares for the start of the season, but is coming off of his two poorest full seasons of his major league career, posting a .266/.351/.432 batting line with 19 home runs and 74 RBI in 2014. While his numbers aren't bad, it seems more likely he will continue on the path set the last two seasons than return to his form the two years before that.
Alex Gordon LF KC 1 Month
Gordon (wrist) has yet to receive medical clearance to throw a ball or swing a bat, the Kansas City Star reports.Gordon is hoping to receive such clearance next week, and he maintains that he'll be ready for Opening Day, despite the likelihood that he'll miss the first week of Cactus League play. While Gordon and team officials have almost solely expressed optimism, the situation is still worth keeping a close eye on.
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Gordon (wrist) may be limited during spring training, the Kansas City Star reports.
Gorodn, who underwent surgery on his right wrist on Dec. 30, expects to be ready for Opening Day, but he'll probably reduce his workload during spring training. "I don't know if he'll be 100 percent," GM Dayton Moore said. "(Trainer) Nick (Kenney) does feel very confident that he'll be ready to go Opening Day. Will Alex get his usual number of reps early on? I can't say that's going to take place, for sure." Moore added that the team expects Gordon to participate in a number of drills, as well as live batting practice, when spring training opens, but Moore also noted that he believes manager Ned Yost will progress Gordon more slowly than he has in the past. "We'll listen to Alex. I think Alex is a good self-evaluator," Moore said. "He'll tell us where he is. And I know Nick will trust him. We'll trust Nick and Alex, together, to help us make those decisions on the field." Gordon finished 12th in the American League MVP voting last season, posting a .783 OPS with 19 home runs and 74 RBI. He also took home his fourth consecutive Gold Glove award.
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Gordon underwent surgery on his right wrist Tuesday and is expected to recover before opening day, the Kansas City Star reports.
Gordon informed the Royals earlier in the month that he was experiencing discomfort in the wrist during offseason workouts, and an evaluation revealed an issue with his extensor retinaculum. The surgery avoids any future complications for Gordon, who missed a handful of games in July with a right wrist injury, and he's expected to be ready well before opening day.