KC still in contact w/ Gordon/Zobrist. Hopeful they can reel one in, realistic they may not as other teams show interest. Nothing close rn.
Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Royals may well lose Alex Gordon to free agency, with the team unwilling to give him the five year deal he’ll likely find elsewhere. CBS Sports’s Jon Heyman reports in his latest Inside Baseball roundup that there is a “decent chance” that Gordon doesn’t return to the team,..." November 12
The Score "Alex Gordon is the best defensive outfielder on the free-agent market, and three teams are indicating early interest in the four-time Gold Glover. The Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, and Houston Astros are all vying for Gordon's services, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Gordon has been..." November 10
CBS Sports "As expected, Royals left fielder Alex Gordon declined his player option for 2016 on Wednesday, the team announced. He is now a free agent. Gordon, 31, turned down a $12.5-million salary next season, though he should top that easily in free agency. A four- or five-year deal worth $15 million..." November 05
Alex Gordon turned down his option. He can become a free agent later this week.
Real GM Baseball "Alex Gordon is not expected to exercise his $14 million player option with the Kansas City Royals. The Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros are among teams rumored to have interest in Gordon." November 01
New York Post "Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is almost certain to opt out of the final year of his contract (at $12.5 million in 2016) and make himself a very popular free agent. He is looked at as a professional bat, perhaps the best defensive left fielder in the game (along with Yoenis Cespedes) and a..." October 29
MLB.com "For the first time since Sept. 28, 2013, Alex Gordon is again the Royals' leadoff hitter. And it's a role Gordon will keep through the rest of the regular season and throughout the playoffs, with Kansas City holding a sizable lead in the American League Central. Royals' Twitter feeds instantly..." September 12
Royals Review "The Royals officially activated Alex Gordon from the disabled list, six weeks after he left the July 8 game against Tampa Bay with a strained groin. Gordon was hitting .279/.394/.457 before he was shelved. He is in the lineup hitting sixth tonight. The Royals also called up several players from..." September 01
Alex Gordon is expected start a rehab assignment later this week, Ned Yost said.
CBS Sports "Alex Gordon is expected by everyone around the Royals to turn down his $12.5-million player option (it's a fait accompli he will at least turn his option into an extension; he will not simply pick it up, though Gordon hasn't commented on it lately), but the Royals are determined to give it their..." August 14
Alex Gordon feels he can go out on rehab assignment "shortly" though no definitive date set yet. #Royals
Hardball Talk "Royals left fielder Alex Gordon made a significant stride Saturday in his recovery from a Grade 2 left groin strain, taking live batting practice on the field at Kauffman Stadium. It was his first live BP session since he landed on the disabled list on July 8. “I still have a while,” Gordon..." August 09
MLB.com "Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, on the disabled list because of a strained groin, already has resumed a throwing program and could start hitting within a week to 10 days. "It's [the groin] feeling a lot better," Gordon told MLB.com. "I'm able to do some throwing now and what they've told me is..." July 25
The Score "The Kansas City Royals could be without their longest tenured player for quite some time following a scary incident at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night. Royals manager Ned Yost said left fielder Alex Gordon could be out for months after suffering a left groin strain while trying to corral a..." July 09
Alex Gordon is getting carted off the field in Kansas City. Favoring his left leg. Went down in an ugly way on the track chasing a fly ball.
Alex Gordon left the game with a left groin strain.
Hardball Talk "Royals outfielder Alex Gordon needed an extensor retinaculum repair on his right wrist in early January, but he is aiming to be fully recovered by the beginning of the 2015 regular season. And his recovery has gone according to plan thus far. Gordon will have a checkup early next week with..." February 18
Sporting News "Four-time Gold Glove Award recipient Alex Gordon may be not fully recovered from offseason wrist surgery when the Royals begin spring training. According to the Kansas City Star , general manager Dayton Moore said he is unsure if Gordon will be 100 percent when the Royals begin spring workouts..." January 14
Kansas City Star "Royals left fielder Alex Gordon underwent surgery on his right wrist, the team announced on Tuesday. Gordon, who won his fourth straight Gold Glove in 2014, is expected by the Royals to recover in plenty of time for the season opener. The surgery — wrist extensor retinaculum repair — was..." January 02
SB Nation "It would have made for incredible television, but no, Alex Gordon shouldn't have tried to score the game-tying run on an inside-the-park home run. Alex Gordon came to the plate with the Royals trailing by one run and down to the their final out in the 2014 World Series. Giants pitcher Madison..." October 30
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
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
#Royals manager Ned Yost confirms LF Alex Gordon missing tonight's game due to birth of child. Says Gordon should be back tomorrow.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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