Alex Gordon Agrees To 4-Year, $72 Million Deal With Kansas City Royals

Outfielder Alex Gordon has re-signed with the Kansas City Royals, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman

Gordon, 31, was the hot topic free agent on the market over the past month, with teams like the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants being linked to him in the past few weeks. There was even a report that surfaced which posited Cincinnati Reds slugger Jay Bruce as a potential replacement for Gordon going forward in Kansas City, suggesting that Gordon wouldn't be returning to the Royals.

However, Gordon made it clear on multiple occasions that his first choice was to remain with the organization in which he's basically grown up, and ultimately re-signed with the Royals. Gordon was drafted second overall in the 2005 draft by Kansas City.

Gordan batted .271 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs for the World Series champion Royals last season.

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