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Alex Gordon could sit out Sunday’s series finale for Royals against Angels

The elements are in place for Royals outfielder Alex Gordon to sit out Sunday afternoon’s series finale with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The game is a day game after Saturday’s night game. The Angels will start left-hander C.J. Wilson.
The elements are in place for Royals outfielder Alex Gordon to sit out Sunday afternoon’s series finale with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The game is a day game after Saturday’s night game. The Angels will start left-hander C.J. Wilson. The Kansas City Star

The elements are in place for Royals outfielder Alex Gordon to sit out Sunday afternoon’s series finale with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The game is a day game after Saturday’s night game. The Angels will start left-hander C.J. Wilson.

When manager Ned Yost sat Gordon on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium, in part to rest his surgically-repaired right wrist, he mentioned similar factors in his decision. But he declined to commit to resting Gordon before Saturday’s game.

“That’s tomorrow,” Yost said. “We’ve got a game tonight.”

Gordon entered Saturday’s game with one hit in three games. He did have a .385 on-base percentages thanks to walking twice and getting hit by a pitch twice.

Yost stressed Gordon felt healthy. Gordon himself has yet to voice any complaints.

“His wrist is fine,” Yost said. “He feels fine. Still a little sore, but not anything he can’t play through to take decent swings. It’s just his timing is off a little bit. He just needs more at-bats to get into a groove. You know, he got off to a slow start last year with a good wrist.”

If Gordon sits, Yost has to choose between either Paulo Orlando or Jarrod Dyson. A right-handed hitter, Orlando makes more sense against the southpaw Wilson. But Dyson has yet to receive a start this season.

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