Alex Gordon
LF KC
2 days ago

Gordon is not in the lineup for Wednesday's matinee against the Red Sox, 610 Sports Radio - Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon has played in 12 consecutive games, but is just 1-for-13 with six strikeouts over the past four contests, so he'll get a routine day to clear his head. Whit Merrifield moves to left field while Ramon Torres gets the start at second base.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
6 days ago

Gordon's recent turnaround is the result of a mechanical adjustment to his swing, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports

EDGE Analysis

As recently as June 2, Gordon sat at .172 with no home runs and nine RBI. He hadn't even hit a double in almost a month, and was slugging just .202 at the time. That's when Royals hitting coach Dale Sveum suggested Gordon's load was off. "You have to go back to go forward, at least with any power," Sveum said. "He was getting to his front side with no power behind his swing." The outfielder made adjustments, and as a result, has since looked like the guy who's hit 100-plus homers over the past six seasons. In his last nine games before Friday, Gordon is hitting .313 while slugging at .719. The 33-year-old has four doubles and three home runs in that span.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
1 week ago

Gordon went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored Thursday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

This season has been a rough go for the former three-time All-Star, but he now has three home runs in his last eight games after not hitting one for the entire season before June 6. With his batting average now at .195, Gordon is the closest to getting above .200 for the first since April 20, when it was .197. In spite of his struggles at the plate, Gordon has remained as Kansas City's predominant left fielder.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
2 weeks ago

Gordon is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

After finally delivering his first home run of the season Tuesday, Gordon will hit the bench following a string of 11 consecutive starts. Whit Merrifield will move over from the keystone to left field to cover defensively for Gordon while the newly recalled Ramon Torres picks up a start at second base.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
2 weeks ago

Gordon went 1-for-3 with his first homer of the year, a walk and two runs against the Astros on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

That's a nice night from your ninth-place hitter, but Gordon's supposed to be more than that. Unfortunately, he's now gone three weeks without a multi-hit game and is still hitting .177 over 51 games. A course correction is probably in the cards, but Gordon's last truly productive campaign from a fantasy perspective, 2014, feels like it was a century ago.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
1 month ago

Gordon (personal) was reinstated from the paternity list Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon will return to the team after a three-game absence. He'll likely resume his normal role as a regular in the Royals' outfield, although he'll need to improve upon his .506 OPS this season in order to maintain regular playing time. To make room for him on the roster, Nathan Karns (forearm) was placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
1 month ago

Gordon was officially placed on the paternity list after Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals will be without their veteran left fielder for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader as well as the first two games of their series against the Yankees. Jorge Bonifacio will get the start in left field against Adalberto Mejia and the Twins for the series finale.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
1 month ago

Gordon will begin a three-day paternity leave following Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Twins, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon will be away from the team for the next three days as he and his wife are expecting a child. Jorge Bonifacio will likely fill his void in left field in the meantime.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
1 month ago

Gordon is not in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon has hits in two of his past three games, but he's still hitting just .105 against lefties this season, so he'll sit out with southpaw Jordan Montgomery throwing for New York on Thursday. Jorge Bonifacio will man left field in his stead.

Alex Gordon
LF KC
1 month ago

Gordon (groin) will start in left field and bat eighth Sunday against the Orioles, 610 Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon ended up sitting out Saturday's game with the groin injury, but that was apparently all the time off he needed to get over the issue. While it looks like Gordon will be a full go heading into the new week, it's becoming increasingly difficult to justify keeping him active in fantasy leagues. Over his last nine games, he's recorded one hit in 27 at-bats, dropping his season slash line to a deplorable .157/.266/.198 over 139 plate appearances.