Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:12:59 -0800
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon expects newcomer OF Norichika Aoki to fill the leadoff role, and manager Ned Yost has already indicated Gordon will be moving down to fifth. "We're going to iron that out in spring training," Gordon said. "But as of right now (Aoki) looks like a solid leadoff hitter. He's not going to strike out - I did a lot and that's not typical of a leadoff hitter. He gets on base, he walks, he slaps the ball around. He's kind of the typical leadoff guy."
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:12:17 -0800
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is likely headed out of the leadoff spot and to the fifth spot following the acquisition of OF Norichika Aoki. "You never know what's going to happen with injuries (or) how people are going to play," Gordon said. "We're going to iron all that out in spring training." Manager Ned Yost has said Gordon will fall into the fifth spot behind 2B Omar Infante, 1B Eric Hosmer and DH Billy Butler.
Fantasy Tip: A move for Gordon to the fifth spot will provide many more RBI opportunities. His runs scored might take a hit, but his power numbers should rise. His fantasy appeal is on the way up batting in the middle of the order.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:02:24 -0700
Major League Baseball announced the Gold Glove winners Tuesday, Oct. 29. The winner in the American League are Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer, Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia, Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado, Kansas City Royals LF Alex Gordon, Baltimore Orioles CF Adam Jones and Boston Red Sox RF Shane Victorino.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:13:16 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is not playing Monday, Aug. 12, due to the birth of his child. He's expected to be back Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 16:06:57 -0700
Houston Astros C Jason Castro, Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez and OF Alex Gordon, Detroit Tigers 1B Prince Fielder, SS Jhonny Peralta and OF Torii Hunter, Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis, Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia, Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist, Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado, Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz and Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion have been named as reserves for the American League team in the 2013 All-Star Game.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:47:00 -0700
After taking league-mandated concussion tests, Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (concussion, hip) isn't dealing with a concussion and is being listed as day-to-day. He believes he'll be able to play Friday, July 5, but that's unlikely to happen. "They said I was cleared to go," Gordon said. "They did all the tests, followed all the rules and they cleared me to go. So I'm just going to get back into action here today and hopefully get things rolling." He won't be placed on the 7-day disabled list for concussions. Gordon is also dealing with a bruise on his hip that has left him sore.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Gordon to return to the lineup Saturday. Be prepared to get him back into your starting lineups.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:11:41 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (concussion) has passed all of his concussion-related tests and is awaiting clearance to return to action.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:18:06 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (concussion, hip) said he was feeling better Thursday, July 4, after suffering a potential concussion Wednesday, July 3. Gordon still doesn't have a timetable for his return, though. He has taken and passed concussion tests and must be cleared by the league's medical director before returning to the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon could miss as few as a couple games or could be put on the 7-day disabled list. Until we know more, keep Gordon on your bench.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 05:28:45 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (head) is expected to avoid the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:14:12 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (head) is undergoing tests to determine the severity of the possible concussion he suffered when he ran into the wall Wednesday, July 3. Gordon is expected to miss at least a few days and could be placed on the seven-day disabled list.