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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 MLB.com'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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