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Royals Alex Gordon Out Up To 8 Weeks With Injury

A huge blow to the Royals season.

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The Kansas City Royals were handed a huge blow when their star left fielder Alex Gordon was removed from Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays with a Grade-2 plus left groin strain and will be sidelined for up to eight weeks.

Gordon, who sustained the injury running down a fly ball, was recently selected as a starter for the American League in the All-Star game.

The long-time Royal outfielder has been a huge part of the teams recent success and even his teammates know how important he is.

“It’s going to be hard with us because he means so much to the team and he goes out there everyday and gives it his all and we are all going to really miss him,” teammate Jarrod Dyson told MLB.com after the game.

For the season, Gordon is batting .279, with 13 doubles, 11 home runs, 39 RBI’s and 39 walks.

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David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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