Thursday, February 9, 2012

Royals, Gordon agree on one-year deal

The Kansas City Royals have agreed on a one-year deal with left fielder Alex Gordon worth $4.775 million and have avoided arbitration, per Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.

Gordon, who made $1.5 million last year, was asking for $5.45 million and the Royals were offering $4.15 million.

As a former No. 2 overall draft pick (2005), Gordon turns 28 tomorrow and is coming off a breakout season.

Last year, Gordon set career highs across the board in 2011: .303 average, 45 doubles, 23 home runs, 101 runs, 87 runs batted in and 17 steals.

Gordon is the 16th-ranked fantasy outfielder in our 2012 preseason rankings.

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