KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Numerous media outlets, including The Kansas City Star, are reporting this morning that the Kansas City Royals and longtime All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon have agreed to a new contract.
Gordon became a free agent after the 2015 season, which of course ended with the Royals winning the World Series. There were rumors running rampant he was considering the Los Angeles Angels and St. Louis.
From all indications, the deal is for four years and $72 million. It was thought that he would command a five-year, id="mce_marker"00 million deal upon his declaration of free agency, but the bigger money so far has gone to pitchers, not that id="mce_marker"8 mil a year is a pittance.
Gordon also is getting up in years and has been bothered the last two years by injuries, missing nearly two months this season. The Royals were thought to be considering Jarrod Dyson as a possible replacement had he not re-signed.