Royals OF Alex Gordon retiring after 14 seasons

Outfielder Alex Gordon is retiring after 14 seasons with the Kansas City Royals, the team announced Thursday.

“After 14 years of hard work and dedication to the #Royals, Alex Gordon is retiring from baseball,” the club posted on Twitter. “Thank you for always giving it your all, Gordo.”

A three-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove winner in left field, Gordon helped the Royals win the 2015 World Series for the franchise’s first championship in 30 years.

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Kansas City finishes the 2020 season with a four-game series at home against the Detroit Tigers, starting Thursday.

Through 45 games this season, the 36-year-old Gordon is batting .211 with four home runs and 11 RBIs.

He ranks fourth in franchise history in home runs (190), fifth in doubles (357) and sixth in runs (867), RBIs (749), hits (1,641) and games played (1,749). Gordon made the American League All-Star team in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He won his seventh Gold Glove in 2019.

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