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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 16 Days

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 17 Days

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.

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Gordon went 1-for-3 with his 19th home run of the year Wednesday in a victory over the Rangers.

Gordon is in the midst of a month long power surge, going deep 10 times since August 7. The left fielder is three home runs shy of his career-high.

Alex Gordon LF KC 6 Months

Gordon hit a two-run walk-off home run as the Royals defeated the Twins on Tuesday.

Gordon's blast off Glen Perkins ended the Twins' shutout bid and enabled the Royals to maintain their division lead over the Tigers. The 30-year-old's overall numbers (.283 average, 16 homers, 59 RBI, eight stolen bases) wouldn't suggest that he's in the midst of the career-best season, but his 5.6 WAR on the campaign ranks right up there with leading MVP candidates Mike Trout and Giancarlo Stanton.

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Gordon went 2-for-4 with a homer, a triple, two RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 12-6 win over Minnesota.

It was Gordon's third consecutive multihit effort. The outfielder has been terrific since the All-Star break, hitting .337 (35-for-104) with four homers, four doubles, 11 RBI, eight walks and two stolen bases.

Alex Gordon LF KC 7 Months

Gordon went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and a walk in a win over San Francisco on Sunday.

Gordon has been swinging a hot bat, having hit a home run in three of his last four games. Following Sunday's win, he's now slashing .279/.356/.437 with 12 homers and 53 RBI for the season.