Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon

Oct 29, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon hits a single and advances to third on an error against the San Francisco Giants in the 9th inning during game seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Reuters

Alex Gordon underwent successful right wrist surgery on Tuesday and is expected to recover in time for the start of the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. Gordon, a left infielder for the Kansas City Royals, aggravated the injury during the winter sessions and was playing hurt since the 2014 All-Star Break. No specific timetable for his return has been given by the team.

The surgery was performed by hand and wrist specialist Bruce Toby at the University of Kansas Hospital. Led by Gordon, the Royals went 89-73 in the regular season and qualified as a wild card in the American League MLB Postseason. Kansas City went all the way to the 2014 MLB World Series but lost in seven games to the San Francisco Giants.

“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 press release via the Kansas City Star.

The 30-year-old Gordon won the Platinum Glove in the 2014 MLB season given to the league’s top overall defender. Gordon batted .266 and had 19 home runs and 74 RBI plus he had scored in 87 runs, had 150 hits (34 doubles and 1 triple) with 12 stolen bases. Gordon is a two-time MLB All-Star (2013 and 2014) and a four-time Gold Glove awardee from 2011 to 2014. He has played for the Royals since 2007.

Meanwhile, the Royals added pitchers Edinson Volquez and Kris Medlen earlier in the postseason with hopes that they’d have a potent line-up again the following season.

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