Royals Report: 4 Things About Monday’s Return To Citi Field
By John Viril
1) Royals Say Alex Gordon Can Return As Soon As Next Weekend
The best news of the day was the KC Royals telling reporters on Monday that Alex Gordon could return this weekend for Kansas City’s series against the Astros, presuming he suffers no setbacks.
That’s a boon for an offense that has scored three runs in the last two games.
Gordon is 3 for 6 in his rehab assignment at NW Arkansas, with a double and a home run. Not only can the Kansas City Royals offense use his left-handed bat, but his veteran presence in the clubhouse can’t hurt.
Yes, Gordon was hitting a rather unimpressive .211/.319/.331 with 3 home runs before breaking a bone in his wrist May 23 in a now-infamous collision with third baseman Mike Moustakas in Chicago. But, everyone knows he’s better than that. There’s a reason he’s a three-time All-Star.
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If nothing else, Alex Gordon’s return will return most of the KC Royals championship core to the lineup. That can’t hurt.