Royals left fielder Alex Gordon underwent surgery on his right wrist, the team announced on Tuesday.
Gordon, who won his fourth straight Gold Glove in 2014, is expected by the Royals to recover in plenty of time for the season opener.
The surgery — wrist extensor retinaculum repair — was performed by hand and wrist specialist Bruce Toby at the University of Kansas Hospital. The extensor retinaculum is a fibrous band on the back of the wrist that binds thumb and finger tendons.
According to the team, Gordon, 30, told the Royals before Christmas that he was having wrist discomfort during his offseason workouts.
“We asked him to come to Kansas City after the holiday for an evaluation and it was determined he needed to have this repaired now to avoid any further complications and any delay in the start of the upcoming season,” Royals head trainer Nick Kenny said in a release.
Gordon dealt with a right wrist injury just before the All-Star break, suffering an injury on a slide, and missed a handful of games in July.
He played in 156 games and led the team in home runs with 19 and RBIs with 74. He was selected to his second All-Star team but didn’t play in the game while recovering from the injury.