Report: Alex Gordon’s Camp Tells Royals They Have ‘No Chance’ Of Signing Him

by NESN Staff

December 23, 2015

Alex Gordon’s days in Royal blue might be over.

The left fielder’s camp reportedly told the Kansas City Royals they have “no chance” of re-signing Gordon in the current state of the free agent’s negotiations, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Wednesday. Things could change for the nine-year Royals veteran, but it appears the team will have to up its offer if it wants to keep him.

The Royals reportedly offered Gordon a four-year contract worth around $12 or 13 million per year, Heyman said, but the four-time Gold Glove winner is looking for closer to $20 million per season. The Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants are rumored to be in pursuit of Gordon.

Heyman reported Kansas City has turned its attention to free agent outfielders Denard Span, Austin Jackson, Gerardo Parra and former Royal Alex Rios in the meantime. However, Jarrod Dyson, the team’s fourth outfielder from last season, also remains an option to start.

Still, it would be a big loss for the defending World Series champs if Gordon moves elsewhere. Beyond his contributions on the field, Gordon came up through the Royals’ system after they drafted him with the No. 2 pick in the 2005 draft and grew up in Royals territory in Lincoln, Neb.

Thumbnail photo via Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon hits a solo home run against the New York Mets in the 9th inning in Game 1 of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium.
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