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Kansas City Royals Considering Long-Term Extension For Alex Gordon

The Kansas City Royals are exploring the idea of offering Alex Gordon a long-term contract.

The Kansas City Royals have been discussing a contract extension with Alex Gordon and GM Dayton Moore says the club is very motivated to keep the 27-year-old long term. 

Gordon enjoyed a break out season in 2011 finishing with a .303 average along with 23 home runs and 87 RBIs. Gordon is arbitration eligible this year and next and will be in a line for a big raise after his productive season. However, GM Dayton Moore says that neither side is feeling the pressure to get a deal done.

"I don't think either side feels any pressure," said Moore. "We have him under control for two more years. There's certainly a willingness to move forward together and get something done."

If Gordon is looking for a long-term deal then he isn't showing it. Gordon told's Dick Kaegel that he is focusing on next year's season with the Royals. 

"What I'm preparing for is next year, because I know I'm going to be a Royal as long I don't get traded or anything like that. So that's my focus: another season with the Royals and hopefully a better year in wins and losses."

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