Alex Gordon RUMORS & NEWS

  • The subtle elite-ness of Alex Gordon

    Kansas City Star "If you watch the Royals on a regular basis you probably have a sense that Alex Gordon is having a terrific year, but you might also look at a .284 batting average or nine home runs and wonder if, as we’ve gotten used to hearing around here, he’s really having a terrific year or if it only seems..." June 25

  • Gordon, Guthrie, Giavotella spark Royals’ 7-3 win over Rays

    Kansas City Star "As the ball jumped off Alex Gordon’s bat and rose toward the right-field seats, the relief could be felt throughout Kauffman Stadium. On the field. In the dugout. And in the grandstands. They all exhaled when Gordon’s three-run shot broke open the Royals’ 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays..." April 10

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    Bob Dutton @Royals_Report

    #Royals manager Ned Yost confirms LF Alex Gordon missing tonight's game due to birth of child. Says Gordon should be back tomorrow.

  • For Royals, Alex Gordon was worth the wait

    Kansas City Star "The Royals’ best player and example of what they’re trying to do was once their worst player and example of why they never won. This is easy to forget sometimes, now that Alex Gordon is a star. The story of where the Royals have been and where they might go is also Gordon’s story. This is worth..." May 05

  • Gordon’s slam in 10th inning caps Royals’ victory over Tigers

    Kansas City Star "Call it a statement game. Call it a signature victory. Or just call it a nice way to end a tough, oft-interrupted road trip. Alex Gordon’s grand slam capped a five-run 10th inning Thursday afternoon that carried the Royals to an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Gordon’s..." April 26

  • Alex Gordon on verge of being what Royals always expected

    Kansas City Star "It’s rare that any player truly serves as the face to a franchise. Not unknown, though. Derek Jeter is always surrounded by gobs of talent on the Yankees, but few question his status as the titular heir to the Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle legacies. George Brett had lots of help during..." April 01

  • Alex Gordon's slam helps keep Royals unbeaten

    MLB.com "The Royals simply cannot lose. Thanks in part to a grand slam by Alex Gordon, the Royals beat the D-backs, 8-1, on Wednesday at Salt River Fields for their 11th straight win. Since opening the Cactus League with a 5-5 tie against the Rangers, the Royals have not lost. Gordon paced the..." March 07

  • Gordon and Royals minimize concern after back spasms force him from lineup

    Kansas City Star "It’s moments like these that send a shiver through a fan base. The Royals scratched left fielder Alex Gordon from Monday’s lineup against Arizona after he reported tightness in his lower back. And the social media, so informed…stop right there. Gordon insisted he is “fine.” The Royals..." February 26

  • Royals pull Gordon from lineup because of sore back

    Kansas City Star "The Royals scratched left fielder Alex Gordon from Monday’s lineup against Arizona after he reported tightness in his lower back. “He went in and took some swings (in the batting cage),” manager Ned Yost said, “and it was still tight. It’s just way too early to be pushing anything. So we made a..." February 25

  • Alex Gordon And Batting First

    Kings Of Kauffman "Spring Training is just around the corner and that means we've reached the time of year where fans and writers start speculating about the batting order. Pete Grathoff has kicked thing off at the Kansas City Star. It's an interesting read if only for the fact that Pete apparently thinks there are..." January 17

  • Alex Gordon And Batting First

    Kings Of Kauffman "Spring Training is just around the corner and that means we've reached the time of year where fans and writers start speculating about the batting order. Pete Grathoff has kicked thing off at the Kansas City Star. It's an interesting read if only for the fact that Pete apparently thinks there are..." January 16

  • Alex Gordon's Adjustments

    Kings Of Kauffman "If you're looking for a face of the Royals franchise, right now, look no further than Alex Gordon. Sure, Billy Butler was an All-Star last year and Eric Hosmer is the wunderkind, but after two Gold Glove Awards and two strong seasons in a row (plus his pre-majors hype and pedigree), Gordon fits..." January 10

  • Royals' Alex Gordon wins second Gold Glove award

    Kansas City Star "The Royals' Alex Gordon solidified his status as the best defensive left fielder in the American League on Tuesday night when he won a second consecutive Gold Glove award. The award for outstanding defensive performance came after a vote by managers and coaches, and it was announced in a live..." October 31

  • Gordon, Hosmer end home run droughts

    Kansas City Star "Royals left fielder Alex Gordon and first baseman Eric Hosmer both entered Thursday's series finale against the Cleveland Indians on relative hot streaks but were both amid long home run droughts. And both droughts ended within a matter of minutes, with Gordon and Hosmer both launching long..." August 04

  • Alex Gordon's ongoing surge includes everything but home runs

    Kansas City Star "The question – "Hey, are you ever going to hit another homer?" – prompts a quick and easy laugh from Royals left fielder Alex Gordon. "I don't know," he said, "and I'm not trying. I'm just trying to hit line drives and make things happen. Hopefully, one will come soon." It was 163 at-bats..." July 27

  • All signs pointing up for Gordon except HRs

    Kansas City Star "Should left fielder Alex Gordon or the Royals be concerned that his 39-game surge since returning to the top of the lineup includes just one home run in 179 plate appearances? "I'm trying not to think about it too much," he said. "I'd like to hit a few more homers. I'm capable of that. But I..." July 09

  • For Gordon, success starts at top

    Kansas City Star "Left fielder Alex Gordon is willing to admit that…well…maybe he is a different player when he bats first in the Royals' lineup after going six for 17 with a walk after returning to that role over the last four games. "I kind of do fit there, maybe," he said. "It's a carry-over from last year,..." June 01

  • Slumping Alex Gordon to try go-easier approach at the plate

    Kansas City Star "Slumping left fielder Alex Gordon and hitting coach Kevin Seitzer reached the same conclusion Monday afternoon after conferring in a corner of the Royals' clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. Gordon needs to relax. "He's pressing," Seitzer said. "He cares so much and is working so hard. He told me,..." May 22

  • Gordon, Hosmer say they're willing to bunt for hits to beat over-shifted infields

    Kansas City Star "Two rainouts for the Royals in three days mean more time sitting around the clubhouse, and Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer admit to sifting through counter-measures after watching opposing defenses increasingly overshift their infield. Don't be surprised to see one or both try to drop a bunt up the..." May 01

  • Gordon and Moustakas sit after struggling against Angels

    Kansas City Star "Left fielder Alex Gordon and third baseman Mike Moustakas got one-day breaks Monday night — consider it a mental breather — for the series opener against the A's after a dismal showing over the weekend against the Angels. Speedy Jason Bourgeois replaced Gordon in left and atop the lineup...." April 10

  • Can the Royals keep Gordon?

    Fox Sports "Alex Gordon was in the same draft as three players with $100 million contracts - Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Braun and Troy Tulowitzki. In fact, the Kansas City Royals selected Gordon ahead of all three, making him the second overall pick in 2005. Gordon, 28, had a rockier ascent than his more..." March 07

  • Gordon says 'nothing new' on contract-extension talks

    Kansas City Star "Left fielder Alex Gordon said his phone started pinging with texts Monday afternoon when the Royals sent out a news release alerting the media to a "Major Announcement Regarding Contact Status of Royals Player." Since Gordon and the Royals continue to show mutual interest in a multi-year..." February 29

  • Even after breakthrough season, Royals' Gordon hasn't let up a bit

    Kansas City Star "The New Alex Gordon is moving slowly but with a purpose, cradling a wooden bat in the crook of his arm as he ducks his head under a wall of black netting. The backdrop says baseball — batting cages, turf, a bag of balls — and Gordon is decked out in offseason garb: basketball shorts, a dry-fit..." February 12

  • Royals reach one-year deal with Gordon for $4.775 million

    Kansas City Star "Left fielder Alex Gordon preceded his 28th birthday Thursday afternoon by taking what could be the first step to a long-term relationship with the Royals. The two sides reached agreement on a one-year contract for $4.775 million, which eliminates the need for an arbitration hearing Feb. 16 in..." February 10

  • Royals, Gordon settle on $4.775 million pact

    MLB.com "The Royals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Alex Gordon on Thursday, thus taking care of all of their unsigned arbitration-eligible players. Gordon, who's two years away from free agency, will make $4.775 million in 2012, with a $25,000 bonus if he reaches 700 plate..." February 09

  • Gordon, Royals appear close on one-year deal

    Kansas City Star "The Royals appear close to an agreement with left fielder Alex Gordon on a one-year contract that would eliminate the need for a Feb. 16 arbitration hearing in Tampa, Fla. Gordon, who turns 28 on Friday, filed an arbitration request for $5.45 million, while the club countered at $4.15 million...." February 07

  • Alex Gordon hearing date approaching

    Kansas City Star "It's now 12 days and counting until left fielder Alex Gordon and the Royals are scheduled to head to an arbitration hearing on Feb. 16. The two sides exchanged figures on Jan. 17. Gordon is believed to have asked for $5.45 million, while the Royals countered at $4.15 million. Both parties can..." February 04

  • Royals need to get long-term deal done with Alex Gordon

    Kansas City Star "Alex Gordon did not get a long-term contract on Tuesday, instead merely processing through baseball's standard arbitration process with the Royals, which means one more day that's gone with each side missing an opportunity that isn't coming back. Right now, today, is the best environment the..." January 18

  • Royals left fielder Gordon wins Gold Glove

    Kansas City Star "Royals left fielder Alex Gordon reaped another reward from a breakthrough season Tuesday night when he received a Gold Glove in recognition for his defensive excellence. Gordon was picked as the American League's best defensive left fielder in a vote by managers and coaches announced in a live..." November 02

  • Royals' Gordon, Francoeur finalists for Gold Gloves

    Kansas City Star "Outfielders Alex Gordon and Jeff Francoeur – but not shortstop Alcides Escobar – are among the American League finalists to receive Gold Gloves for defensive excellence when Rawlings announces this year's winners at 9 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN2. The awards date to 1957 and are determined through a..." November 01

  • Gordon nominated for Aaron Award

    Kansas City Star "Left fielder Alex Gordon reaped another reward for a breakthrough season Monday afternoon when he was selected as the Royals' nominee for the Hank Aaron Award, which seeks to recognize the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Fans can help determine the winner in an online vote..." October 04

  • Royals rap out 18 hits in 9-5 win over Tigers

    Kansas City Star "Alex Gordon set the tone Monday night by opening the game with a home run. And, aside from a few tense moments, it was pretty much all Royals thereafter in a 9-5 victory over first-place Detroit at Comerica Park. Gordon matched a career high with four hits, and he had a lot of company in an..." August 30

  • Gordon and club to discuss long-term deal after season

    Kansas City Star "Left fielder Alex Gordon confirmed he shares the Royals' interest in discussing a multi-year contract once the season concludes. "Staying here?" he said. "Heck, yeah. I love it here. I love the guys here. I love being close to home. I love the fans. I love everything about this..." August 15

  • Alex Gordon returns to action, bats in leadoff spot

    Kansas City Star "After a day off because of some discomfort in his foot, Royals outfielder Alex Gordon found himself back in the starting lineup Tuesday — and in a different spot. Gordon, who has spent the last month hitting third or fourth, batted leadoff for the first time since June 21. Royals manager Ned..." July 20

  • Konerko wins AL All-Star vote; Gordon third

    Kansas City Star "The push to send Royals left fielder Alex Gordon to the All-Star Game fell short Thursday when Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko gained the last spot on the American League team through the Final Vote competition. "I was just happy to be up for it," Gordon said. "Maybe next year. It was fun...." July 08

  • Final Vote push for Alex Gordon enters its final hours

    Kansas City Star "The campaign to get Royals left fielder Alex Gordon to the All-Star Game through the Final Vote election culminates Thursday when the online-balloting process ends at 3 p.m. Gordon remained third in the balloting in the latest update from Major League Baseball, which inexplicably refuses to..." July 07

  • Alex Gordon returns to KC lineup after missing a game

    Kansas City Star "Left fielder Alex Gordon returned Tuesday night to the Royals' starting lineup after missing just one game because of a bruised knee suffered Sunday when hit by a pitch in Colorado. "It's still swollen," he said. "So it's a little stiff, but there's no pain, and it doesn't restrict me from..." July 06

  • `Vote Gordo' campaign for All-Star Game already in swing

    Kansas City Star "It didn't take long for the Royals to crank up their "Vote Gordo" campaign in an effort to secure a spot for left fielder Alex Gordon on the American League team for the All-Star Game on July 12 at Arizona. The official All-Star announcement show wasn't yet over Sunday morning on TBS when..." July 04

  • Gordon has evolved from Royal bummer to beloved All-Star cause

    Kansas City Star "Alex Gordon began his professional baseball career as a phenom. You remember that. People talked about a left-handed hitting third baseman who grew up going to Royals games and by the time George Brett said he was honored by the comparison, well, the hype would not stop. Gordon quickly became a..." July 04

  • Crow picked for All-Star Game; Gordon among 5 hopefuls for last AL roster spot

    Kansas City Star "Royals rookie reliever Aaron Crow got two shocks before Sunday's series finale against the Colorado. First was manager Ned Yost's announcement, in a team meeting, that Crow had been selected to the American League squad for the All-Star Game on July 12 at Arizona. "I couldn't believe it at..." July 03

  • Gordon is fans' choice as Royals' top All-Star candidate

    Kansas City Star "Left fielder Alex Gordon is the people's choice, and by an overwhelming margin, as the Royals' player who most deserves selection to the American League team for the All-Star Game on July 12 in Arizona. Gordon received 37 percent of the 4,481 votes cast over a 10-day period ending at noon..." July 01

  • Alex Gordon solidifies role as Royals' leadoff hitter

    Kansas City Star "Alex Gordon is "trying to act like I'm a leadoff guy" since inheriting that role May 18. He's deliberately taking more pitches and even dropping down a bunt on occasion in efforts to jump-start the Royals' attack. "I've had my ups and downs," Gordon said Tuesday prior to the start of a..." June 15

  • Alex Gordon gets comfortable as leadoff hitter

    Kansas City Star "The last six games aren't the only time when circumstances resulted in Royals left fielder Alex Gordon batting leadoff. There was also a stretch of games in junior high school when opposing teams simply refused to pitch to him. "So they had me bat first," he recalled, "to get more plate..." May 25

  • Yost gives slumping Alex Gordon a break

    Kansas City Star "The circumstances pointed to Wednesday as a logical time for the Royals to rest slumping left fielder Alex Gordon, who had just five hits in 31 at-bats since the calendar turned to May. The Yankees started right-hander A.J. Burnett, who had limited Gordon to two hits in 15 previous matchups. So..." May 12

  • Alex Gordon enjoying his early-season success

    Kansas City Star "Baseball is fun again for Alex Gordon. That's the best explanation available for his fast start to the season. Dubbed a can't-miss prospect and the savior of a franchise, Gordon struggled the last two seasons but is showing glimmers of the promise that made him the No. 2 pick in the 2005..." April 18

  • Has Gordon finally figured it out? Even he isn't sure

    Kansas City Star "It remains the most intriguing question on a team brimming more than ever with intriguing questions after an encouraging 6-3 start. Has Alex Gordon finally figured it out? More specifically, does he think he's figured it out after four inconsistent, injury-filled and, yes, often..." April 12

  • Gordon has been in this spot before

    Kansas City Star "Jeff Francoeur jumped so high he banged his head on the dugout roof. Tim Collins felt a rush inside his chest and started to celebrate. Mike Aviles watched the ball past third base and still thought it was fair, still thought the ball would hook around the left-field foul pole — a walk-off home..." April 01

  • Gordon's six RBIs lead KC to 19-7 drubbing of Dodgers

    Kansas City Star "Alex Gordon continued his spring surge Saturday afternoon with three hits and six RBIs in leading the Royals to a 19-7 clubbing of a Los Angeles Dodgers split squad at Surprise Stadium. Gordon had a two-run single in a four-run third inning and an RBI double in a six-run fourth before unloading..." March 13