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Royals outfielder Alex Gordon to retire after season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, the former first-round pick whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner, announced Thursday he will retire after the season.

Gordon was the second overall pick in the 2005 first-year player draft following a standout career at Nebraska, where he won the Golden Spikes Award as the best amateur in baseball. He made his big league debut two years later and, after a few years shuttling back and forth to the minors, moved from third base to the outfield and finally found success.

He wound up playing his entire 14-year career in Kansas City, joining only George Brett and Frank White as position players with that much longevity with the franchise. He heads into a weekend four-game series against Detroit with the third-most walks (682), fourth-most homers (190), fifth-most doubles (357) and sixth-most games played (1,749) in club history.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Merrifield.283
HR: S. Perez10
RBI: M. Franco34
SB: A. Mondesi20
W: D. Duffy4
ERA: B. Singer4.40
Saves: G. Holland6
K: D. Duffy57
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Y-Minnesota 3522.614-
Y-Chi White Sox 3422.6070.5
Y-Cleveland 3224.5712.5
Kansas City 2333.41111.5
Detroit 2232.40711.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (16)
Runs: 231 (26)
Hits: 455 (14)
Home Runs: 63 (19)
Stolen Bases: 43 (6)
OBP: .308 (26)
SLG: .401 (20)
Total Bases: 747 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.38 (13)
Runs Allowed: 258 (14)
Saves: 16 (6)
Strikeouts: 478 (19)
OpBA: .253 (22)
OBP: .334 (21)
SLG: .421 (16)
Run Support: 4.32 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/23 F. Cordero Removed From 60-Day IL (Sprained right wrist)
9/23 J. Junis Called Up from Minors
9/23 E. Mejia Sent to Minors
9/23 M. Montgomery Removed From 60-Day IL (Lat strain)
9/23 B. Starling Placed on 10-Day IL (Lower back spasms)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/16 M. Harvey Right lat strain (on 10-day IL)
9/6 J. Soler Strained right oblique (10-day IL)
8/31 I. Kennedy Strained left calf (on 10-day IL)
8/18 S. Perez Swelling of left eye (10-day IL)
8/13 J. Junis Lower back spasms (10-day IL)
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