Latest Update Gordon (Wrist) returned to Royals lineup Friday Fri Jul, 18, 03:22 PM
Has phenomenal natural hitting talent. He can go deep to any field and is a very good athlete. Can do it all, including run a little and hit at the top of the batting order. His defense in left field is superb.
Flaws: : Could stand to improve his walk/strikeout ratio more in order to maximize his output as a hitter. After a shaky display at the hot corner, he has settled down defensively, but it was a struggle in the infield.
Gordon missed the final four games of the first half with a wrist issue, but the time off for the All Star break has obviously afforded him an opportunity to recuperate. He is back in left field and will bat fifth in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox.Analyst: Howard Bender
Gordon has been dealing with a sore wrist that caused him to miss the entire series against the Tigers. It looks as though the extended break he received due to the All-Star game has allowed his wrist injury to heal enough that he could see game action against the Red Sox this weekend. Gordon is on pace for his fourth straight season with double digit home run and stolen base totals.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Gordon did not play in the final four games of the first half because of his wrist issues and he will not be able to participate in Tuesday's All-Star Game. The plan is to test out the wrist in a full workout on Thursday in Kansas City before the Royals travel to Fenway Park.Analyst: Drew Phelps
Well of course not. If he's out with a sprained wrist and the Royals aren't going to let him play in games that count towards their place in the standings, then they're not going to want him playing in the All Star game. He'll be able to attend the festivities, but just not play.Analyst: Howard Bender