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Gordon Signs Extension

Four-Year Guaranteed Contract Also Includes Player Option for 2016

SURPRISE, AZ (March 30, 2012) — The Kansas City Royals today announced the club has reached an agreement on a multi-year contract with outfielder Alex Gordon.  The contract includes four guaranteed years through the 2015 season, then a player option for the 2016 campaign.  Consistent with club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The 28-year-old Gordon won both the Les Milgram Royals Player of the Year as well as his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2011.  He batted .303 (185-for-611) with 45 doubles, four triples, 23 home runs, 87 RBI and 101 runs scored in 151 games for Kansas City.  Gordon was one of five players in the Major Leagues to post a greater than .300 average, 45 or more doubles and 20 or more home runs, joining the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera, the Red Sox’ Jacoby Ellsbury and Adrian Gonzalez, and the Yankees’ Robinson Cano.  In his first full season as a full-time outfielder, he led the Majors with 20 outfield assists, also setting a single-season franchise record.

The Royals’ first-round selection (second overall) in 2005 out of the University of Nebraska, Gordon and his wife, Jamie, reside in Lincoln, Neb., with their one-year-old son, Max.

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Royals And Gordon Team Up


KANSAS CITY, MO (October 25, 2011) – The Kansas City Royals and outfielder Alex Gordon are hosting an online auction featuring unique autographed memorabilia to benefit the Diamond Dawgs, a youth baseball team from Lincoln, Neb., and the American Cancer Society.

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the special auction features pink-themed items autographed by Gordon as well as teammates including Billy Butler, Jeff Francoeur and Luke Hochevar. The auction, which is now open at www.royals.com, will close on Monday, October 31 at 5 p.m.

The Diamond Dawgs honor the mothers of two team members who have lost their lives to cancer each time they take the field by wearing pink jerseys featuring words like “hope” and “fight.” In addition to raising awareness for cancer research, the youngsters are raising funds for both the American Cancer Society and to participate in a tournament next summer in Cooperstown, N.Y.

In support of the Diamond Dawgs, Gordon is hosting a Playing for Pink Casino Night scheduled for Saturday, November 19 in Lincoln, Neb. The event, which will be held at The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge, will feature appearances from Butler, Francoeur, Hochevar and Royals hitting coach Kevin Seitzer. In addition, fellow big leaguers and former Nebraska Cornhuskers including Joba Chamberlain, Brian Duensing and Tony Watson are also scheduled to attend.

Fans are encouraged to visit www.crowdrise.com/playingforpink for information on the Playing for Pink Casino Night or to donate to the cause.

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