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Alex Gordon Tearing It Up In AAA But No Plans By The Royals To Call Him Up

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Alex Gordon started the season on the disabled list and after just 12 games was sent down to the minors.

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In 42 games since then, he's hitting .356 with 10 homeruns and 30 RBIs. That batting average is good for first on the team.

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However, the Royals aren't expected to call him up anytime soon. As Samuel Zuba of MLB.com speculates, Gordon's next opportunity may have to wait for a trade or an injury. Rick Ankiel's scheduled to be returning soon.

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"I don't want to bring Alex up here right now if he's not going to play," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "And we've got enough outfielders with [Rick] Ankiel coming up, and that's going to create another player to put in the mix. To me, he's better off down there playing."

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It's possible he may not come back up until September.