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Alex Gordon and the Kansas City Royals Avoid Arbitration

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The Kansas City Royals and left fielder Alex Gordon have agreed to terms on a contract for the 2011 season, avoiding an aribtration hearing. The Royals have long been waiting for the former Nebraska Cornhusker to live up to expectations of being the second overall pick in the 2005 draft. The soon to be 27 year old batted .215/.315/.355 last season with 8 home runs and 20 RBI. You may recall back in September when Gordon said he was ready to dominate in 2011.

Gordon becomes to the fourth Royals player to avoid arbitration this off season by signing a contract with the team. Previously Wilson Betemit, Luke Hochevar, and Brayan Pena all agreed contracts avoiding arbitration. The Royals are currently still working on doing the same with Billy Butler, Kyle Davies, and Robinson Tejeda.