Arlington, Texas Third baseman Alex Gordon is expected to be out of Kansas City’s lineup for at least two months after having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.
The surgery was performed Friday in Colorado, and Royals manager Trey Hillman said the recovery time was 10 to 12 weeks.
“We want him to be safe, something we can take care of at the young age of 25,” Hillman said. “Hopefully, he’ll never have this recur again.”
Gordon, the No. 2 overall pick in 2005, had only two hits in 21 at-bats the first seven games this season before opting to have the surgery. He hit .253 with 31 home runs and 119 RBIs in 285 games the past two seasons.