2) Alex Gordon Progressing
Alex Gordon began hitting from a tee on Monday, according to Kansas City Star beat writer Rustin Dodd. However, the KC Royals didn’t give any indication when he would be ready to return to the roster.
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While Jarrod Dyson, Paulo Orlando, and Reymond Fuentes have done an admirable job filling in for Gordon, the Kansas City Royals could use his bat and glove back in the lineup. Gordon is an All-Star and one of the team leaders. Though Gordon was hitting only .211/.319/.331 before his wrist injury on May 23, everyone knows he’s better than that.
Add in his platinum glove defense, and the KC Royals will get a boost when he returns. Yes, the Kansas City Royals are winning again, riding a four game winning streak within one game of division leading Cleveland in the AL Central. But the Kansas City Royals offense still has scored a substandard 3.76 runs per game, which is dead last in the American League.
With third baseman Mike Moustakas out for the season, the KC Royals offense needs all the help it can get. Gordon will be a big boost if he returns as his old self.
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