Alex Gordon 4 | Left Field

Kansas City Royals

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Wed. July 23, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Gordon went 3-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's victory over the White Sox. Impact: Gordon has been heating up since the All-Star break, having now logged three straight mult-hit efforts. Although the hits are starting to come, the outfielder seems to have regressed a bit in the power department so far in 2014. He hasn't homered in over a month, and his .150 isolated power mark would be his lowest since 2010. Fantasy owners will continue to keep their fingers crossed in hopes of a power streak from the Royals' left fielder.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 18, 2014
News: Gordon (wrist) is back in the lineup Friday, batting fifth, Fox Sports Kansas City's Joel Goldberg reports. Impact: Prior to the All-Star break, Gordon missed four games with the wrist injury, but after more than a week off, he's healthy enough to return to patrolling left field and batting in the middle of the Royals' lineup.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 18, 2014
News: Gordon was 2-for-4 with one RBI in his return to the Kansas City lineup Friday night. Impact: After missing four games with a minor wrist injury prior to the break, he enjoyed a successful batting practice session on Thursday before returning to the lineup in the team's first game back in action. Barring any lingering soreness tomorrow, he should be back to regular duty.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 17, 2014
News: Gordon (wrist) had a workout that "went well" Thursday, according to Royals general manager Dayton Moore, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: Gordon planned on testing his injured wrist Thursday, and it's a positive sign that the workout went as expected. This doesn't necessarily guarantee that he'll be in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, but the team remains optimistic he'll be able to avoid the disabled list. With Norichika Aoki back in action and a Gordon return right around the corner, Jarrod Dyson and Raul Ibanez may soon find themselves with limited reps. However, if Gordon is unable to return during the weekend series against the Red Sox, a DL stint will likely come into consideration once again.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 14, 2014
News: Gordon will test his wrist Thursday with the hope of returning to the lineup Friday in Boston, Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star reports. Impact: Gordon will miss his second All-Star Game nod Tuesday due to the sore wrist that has sidelined him since last Wednesday. Fortunately, he reported Monday that the ailment "feels better," which is encouraging for his ability to play this weekend.(RotoWire, )
July 13, 2014
News: Gordon (wrist) will not be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Josh Vernier of FOX Sports Kansas City reports. Impact: Gordon will sit out Tuesday's All-Star Game as well due to the wrist injury, but could return for Friday's matchup with the Red Sox.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 11, 2014
News: Gordon (wrist) is not in the starting lineup Friday, Josh Vernier of 610 AM in Kansas City reports. Impact: He may be limited to defensive work late in games during the current series against the Tigers, as the Royals have already announced that Gordon will not participate in Tuesday's All-Star Game as a result of the injury.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 10, 2014
News: Gordon (wrist) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: No surprise here, as Gordon is expected to miss all four games of the series against Detroit as a result of the wrist injury. The 30-year-old said bluntly after being scratched from Wednesday's lineup "I can't swing," and while he was slated to undergo an MRI on Thursday, the results have not been made public. Gordon will likely be treated with a cortisone shot in the coming days, in the hope that the treatment, combined with the time afforded by the All-Star break, will allow him to avoid the disabled list.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 10, 2014
News: Gordon will miss next week's All-Star game after visiting with a hand specialist and receiving an injection Thursday for his sprained right wrist. Gordon said he still plans to attend the game at Target Field in Minneapolis, and that he's looking forward to rooting on fellow All-Stars Greg Holland and Salvador Perez. Impact: Royals manager Ned Yost said he's holding off on putting Gordon on the disabled list in hopes that rest during the All-Star break will be enough. It's possible he could be used as a defensive replacement during a four-game series against Detroit starting Thursday night.(STATS, 6:25pm)
Thu. July 10, 2014
News: Gordon (wrist) could be used as a defensive replacement during the Detroit series, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio Kansas City reports. Impact: Gordon was used a defensive replacement late in Wednesday's game, and manager Ned Yost wouldn't rule out the possibility of making a similar move during the current series against the Tigers. Yost will likely try to avoid this scenario if at all possible, but with the team short-handed, Gordon could receive outfield consideration if the game gets close, especially in an important series against division rivals.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 10, 2014
News: Gordon (wrist) will not play in Tuesday's All-Star Game, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports. Impact: Gordon isn't expected to be available much for the four-game series against the Tigers that starts Thursday, so it's not overly surprising for him to be declared unavailable for the All-Star Game. He'll still make the trip to Minnesota, but he'll serve merely as a spectator, as the left-handed hitting Gordon remains unable to properly grip a bat. The Royals left-fielder will look to return to the starting lineup shortly after the break.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 9, 2014
News: Gordon (wrist) is expected to avoid the disabled list, but likely won't be available for the upcoming four-game series against the Tigers, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Impact: Gordon was a late scratch from Wednesday's game after he declared himself unable to swing, and is expected to receive a cortisone shot to help with the pain in his ailing wrist. Despite being unable to bat, Gordon was still used a defensive replacement for Raul Ibanez late in Wednesday's game, suggesting that he'll be good to go once he's comfortable swinging a bat. The Royals don't seem to want to push their left fielder too hard, however, as manager Ned Yost will likely keep the 30-year-old on the shelf until after the All-Star break. Depending on how he responds to the cortisone shot, Gordon could be back in action for the three-game series that begins in Boston on July 18. Until a final decision is made, look for Jarrod Dyson and Raul Ibanez to continue to see consistent playing time. Norichika Aoki (groin) is also expected to provide relief soon, as he could potentially be activated within the next couple of days.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 9, 2014
News: Gordon was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a sprained right wrist. He will have an MRI exam and see a hand specialist Thursday when the team returns to Kansas City. Impact: Manager Ned Yost said the injury could "very well" impact Gordon's status for next week's All-Star game.(STATS, 6:31pm)
Tue. July 8, 2014
News: Gordon went 3 for 5 with two RBIs Monday. Impact: Gordon busted out of a 1-for-15 slump for the Royals.(STATS, 6:11pm)
Alex Gordon
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 220  Age: 30
Bats: L  Throws: R
Born: 2/10/1984, Lincoln, Nebraska
College: Nebraska
Debut: 2007
Salary: $11,250,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury