1:11 PM EDT, Thu September 03, 2015

Royals’ Kelvin Herrera, Alex Rios felled by chicken pox

Royals All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chicken pox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central-leading team may have been exposed. The Royals have reached out to players, coaches and their families to determine whether anyone else has had chicken pox or may be at risk. The Royals activated All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon from the disabled list and welcomed new outfielder Jonny Gomes. According to a story on FoxNews.com, Manfred said his team researched the matter and found no reason to reverse rulings by his predecessors that...
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 13, 2015

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hoping to begin rehab assignment soon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon hopes to begin a rehab assignment in the next couple weeks and potentially rejoin the Kansas City Royals for their push toward an AL Central title. Gordon has been on the disabled list since July 9 with a severely strained left groin. But he has been taking regular batting practice and earlier this week shagged fly balls. The Royals still have not determined when Gordon will begin a rehab assignment, but the idea is to have him back for the final few weeks of the season. read more

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