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Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 26, 2015

Royals notebook: Alex Gordon making progress

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon continues to make progress with his severe groin strain. Kansas City’s All-Star left fielder said Sunday he will begin swinging off a tee and do some light jogging on the team’s upcoming road trip. “I feel good,” Gordon said. “I don’t what the progression is because I’ve never dealt with this before, but I feel good at this point.” VideoIcon:  off read more

Minnesota Twins: Alex Gordon injury only the latest to an AL Central rival

Wednesday's groin injury to Alex Gordon that will keep the Kansas City Royals star out for an estimated eight weeks was the latest bolt of misfortune to an American League Central rival of the Twins.

Kevin Haskin: Ventura goes just five; Gordon learns timeline; KC cruises

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On the same day an All-Star left fielder went on the disabled list for Kansas City, a pitcher returned whom the Royals hoped would bud into an ace this season. Continue to hope, for that matter. With Alex Gordon out, the starting rotation -- one of the team’s certifiable strengths last season – needs to regain a distinct measure of superiority. In particular, Yordano Ventura. read more
Bless You Boys Jul 9, 2015

How does Alex Gordon's injury change the AL Central playoff race?

Alex Gordon will miss at least eight weeks after suffering a groin strain on Wednesday, but how does that impact the rest of the division? The Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-7 on Wednesday, extending their AL Central Division lead over the Minnesota Twins to 4 1/2 games. However, the mood in the Royals clubhouse afterward was quite somber. Alex Gordon, their All-Star left fielder, buckled and crashed into the outfield wall while chasing a fly ball, and was eventually carted off the field. The Royals diagnosed him with a grade two-plus groin strain, which is (a) apparently a...
River Ave. Blues Jul 9, 2015

Gardner headed to All-Star Game as injury replacement for Alex Gordon

Brett Gardner is an All-Star. MLB and the Yankees announced on Thursday that Gardner has been selected to the AL All-Star Team has an injury replacement for Alex Gordon. Gordon suffered a severe groin strain Wednesday night and will miss about eight weeks. Gardner, 31, came into Thursday’s game hitting .298/.378/.478 (138 wRC+) with nine [...] Gardner headed to All-Star Game as injury replacement for Alex Gordon is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Gardner headed to All-Star Game as injury replacement for Alex Gordon appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Newsday Jul 9, 2015

Brett Gardner selected to replace injured Alex Gordon on AL All-Star team

American League manager Ned Yost has selected Brett Gardner to replace Royals outfielder Alex Gordon on the AL All-Star team, the Yankees announced Thursday.
Bless You Boys Jul 9, 2015

Who should replace Alex Gordon for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game?

The top three candidates to replace Gordon are J.D. Martinez, Yoenis Cespedes, and Brett Gardner. Update: The official answer is Brett Gardner. Detroit Tigers fans know too well the sinking feeling. When Miguel Cabrera was sidelined with a Grade 3 left calf strain for six weeks, it put a wrinkle in the team's plans going forward. With the loss of Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon to a Grade 2 plus groin strain for eight weeks, a starting position in the outfield needs to be filled. The question becomes: Who replaces Gordon? Three players immediately come to mind: J.D. Martinez,...

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon goes on DL; Yordano Ventura reinstated

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals have placed outfielder Alex Gordon on the disabled list with a strained groin and reinstated right-hander Yordano Ventura to start Thursday’s series finale against Tampa Bay. Kansas City also optioned right-hander Aaron Brooks to Triple-A Omaha and recalled left-hander Brandon Finnegan from the same club. read more

Alex Gordon injured in Royals' win over Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At about 8:05 p.m. Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals magical season took a severe hit. And it’s unknown at this point how bad the damage is. All-Star left fielder Alex Gordon left during the fourth inning of Kansas City’s 9-7 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays with what the club described as a left groin strain. Gordon was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday night to determine the severity of the strain. read more

Royals' Alex Gordon leaves with injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon left during the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s game against Tampa Bay after taking an awkward step while running after a fly ball at the wall. Gordon was running back on a drive by Logan Forsythe when it appeared his left knee twisted and turned. He collapsed and stayed down as Forsythe circled the bases for an inside-the-park home run. read more

Perez, Gordon, Cain, Escobar chosen to start All-Star Game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American League champion Kansas City Royals had so many starters voted into the All-Star Game on Sunday that they ran out of seats for all of them. Not that it was a problem. Salvador Perez, their affable catcher, simply hopped off the platform and grabbed his own chair from the crowd. With a good-natured smile, he carried it back onto the stage and settled in alongside shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon. read more
Athletics Nation Jul 5, 2015

MLB All-Star Game starters announced: Which Oakland A's will be named reserves on Monday?

The 2015 MLB All-Star starters have been announced, based on fan voting. The full lineups: Pos American National C Salvador Perez, Royals Buster Posey, Giants 1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers Paul Goldschmidt, D'Backs 2B Jose Altuve, Astros Dee Gordon, Marlins SS Alcides Escobar, Royals Jhonny Peralta, Cards 3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays Todd Frazier, Reds OF Mike Trout, Angels Bryce Harper, Nats OF Lorenzo Cain, Royals Matt Holliday, Cards OF Alex Gordon, Royals Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins* DH Nelson Cruz, Mariners N/A (manager will pick) More analysis on these picks in...

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