Royals, Gordon reunite with 1-year contract
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The Kansas City Royals and outfielder Alex Gordon agreed to a one-year contract on Wednesday, the team announced.

Gordon will earn $4 million, reports's Jeffrey Flanagan.

"He is one of the most driven players in the game today," Royals general manager Dayton Moore said of Gordon. "He represents everything the league wants in a player. He can still play at a high level, and he is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win. He is the player that everyone strives to be."

The 35-year-old Gordon hit .266/.345/.396 with 13 home runs, 31 doubles, and 76 RBIs in 2019. He also won his seventh Gold Glove.

Gordon is expected to play left field for Kansas City next season alongside Whit Merrifield in center and Hunter Dozier in right.

The Royals drafted Gordon second overall in 2005. He's spent his entire career with the organization.

In a corresponding move on Wednesday, the Royals designated right-handed pitcher Heath Fillmyer for assignment.

Royals, Gordon reunite with 1-year contract
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