The Kansas City Royals declined their 2020 option on Alex Gordon, but it wasn't a goodbye. Instead, the team agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the veteran outfielder on Wednesday.
Gordon, who turns 36 on Feb. 10, seemed destined to return to Kansas City even after his $23 million mutual option for the upcoming season was declined. He will come back for his 14th season, all with the Royals.
He is a career .258 hitter with 186 home runs and 738 RBIs and will provide a veteran presence for a young Royals roster.
Gordon is coming off a season in which he hit .266 with 13 home runs and 76 RBIs over 150 games, his most since 2014 when the Royals lost the World Series to the San Francisco Giants. They won it all the following season, topping the New York Mets in the World Series.
--Field Level Media