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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:22:54 -0700
When asked by the media whether he could see Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon shifting back to third base, his old position, manager Ned Yost indicated that would not happen. "I don't envision that," Yost said. "The thought hasn't ever come into my head that we're going to put Alex back at third base. It's never occurred to me."
Tue, 28 May 2013 16:25:13 -0700
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost attempted to jump start the offense by moving OF Alex Gordon back to the leadoff spot Tuesday, May 28, with OF Lorenzo Cain moving to the third spot. C Salvador Perez will likely move to the third spot in the order when he returns from the bereavement list, however. Gordon hit .391 with a .449 on-base percentage in 18 games at No. 3 since moving there May 9.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon has been hitting well no matter where he's been in the lineup this year. While it might reduce the number of opportunities he has at driving in runs, it shouldn't affect his value much. Perez, on the other hand, has a chance to get going with a move to third in the order in front of Billy Butler.
Tue, 28 May 2013 13:03:06 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is back in the leadoff spot Tuesday, May 28.
Fri, 10 May 2013 10:31:05 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon hit his third home run in as many days Thursday, May 9. 3B Mike Moustakas homered for the second straight game and 1B Eric Hosmer homered for the first time this year in 145 at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon remains hot, but Ned Yost's lineup change may give him a chance to drive in more runs; Gordon was moved from leadoff to the three hole last night, a move that Yost says will stick for a while. Moustakas has turned on a light bulb lately, too, and perhaps hitting lower in the order will begin to benefit Hosmer. Don't give up just yet on the Royals' corner infielders.
Thu, 09 May 2013 16:29:17 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon has moved from the leadoff spot to third Thursday, May 9, with 1B Billy Butler hitting cleanup. "The most important two spots we have in the lineup right now should be manned by Gordy and Billy," manager Ned Yost said. "That's three and four. Everything else is interchangeable depending on who's hot and the matchups." The team's No. 4 hitter has ranked last in RBIs (seven), extra-base hits (six) and slugging percentage (.277), and they are ranked 29th among 30 teams with a .271 on-base percentage. SS Alcides Escobar is batting leadoff with OF Lorenzo Cain following him. Escobar prefers to hit second and has much more experience in that slot, but he doesn't have a problem hitting atop the order. 2B Chris Getz and OF Jeff Francoeur returned to the lineup Thursday, but they'll need to show production soon if they want to keep everyday jobs. Yost plans on using this new-look lineup for an extended period of time.
Fantasy Tip: Right now, Gordon and Butler are the team's best hitters, so it makes sense to put them in the biggest run-producing spots in the lineup. Yost also cited that it splits up his left- and right-handed bats in Gordon and Eric Hosmer and Butler and Mike Moustakas.
Wed, 08 May 2013 15:07:52 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is considering changing up his lineup in the near future that would possibly include moving OF Alex Gordon from leadoff to third in the lineup and increased playing time for OF Jarrod Dyson and 2B Elliot Johnson. Dyson started in center field Wednesday, May 8, and OF Lorenzo Cain shifted to right in place of struggling OF Jeff Francoeur. Johnson started for the second day over 2B Chris Getz. Gordon is hitting only .180 (9-for-50) when leading off an inning compared to .490 (24-for-49) with runners on base. Yost is considering Dyson, Cain or SS Alcides Escobar for options at leadoff. Moving Gordon to third in the lineup would allow 1B Billy Butler to return to the cleanup spot.
Fantasy Tip: This could have varying degrees of fantasy implications. For one, this will give Gordon more opportunities for RBIs, and it also should put Dyson on the radar of deep mixed gamers if Francoeur continues to lose out. Yost believes Eric Hosmer eventually deserves to be the three hitter, but he's holding off until he picks it up at the plate.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:29:18 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon was having a terrible day Thursday, April 25, against the Detroit Tigers until the 10th inning. He was 1-for-5 with three strikeouts before blasting his first career grand slam to propel the Royals to an 8-3 victory. "That's a big outfield," Gordon said. "I think there was a storm coming in that kind of blew it out a little bit."
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 20:59:04 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, April 14, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He has two hits in five at-bats to push his hitting streak to 11 games.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:33:39 -0800
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (back) returned to the lineup Wednesday, Feb. 27, after missing two games with back spasms. Gordon went 2-for-3 in the game.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 06:25:16 -0800
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (back) returned to the lineup Wednesday, Feb. 27.