Found August 18, 2013 on Reading Between The Seams:
The offensive surge of All-Star Alex Gordon has been one of the main reasons the Kansas City Royals haven’t yet been dispatched in the American League Central and Wild Card races.  But his defense has always been there as he already has two Gold Gloves in his trophy case.  Check out Gordon flash the leather and rob Detroit Tigers 1B/DH Victor Martinez of extra bases.  Watch, courtesy of I give him a 10 on the catch, but only a 7 on the face plant, needed to get the hand up to cushion the impact.  But held onto the ball nevertheless! Gordon gets the worst of the collision, but the ball didn’t dislodgeCredit: - David Whitlock Be sure to like our Facebook Page Or follow us on Twitter - David Whitlock Follow @lhd_on_sports - Blog Follow @RBTS_baseball - Sports-Kings Follow @realsportskings The post Royals Alex Gordon makes catch, then face plants into wall appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.

Alex Gordon struggling to hit inside pitch

by John Viril— Kansas City Royals LF Alex Gordon is mired in a three-month-long slump. Gordon was hitting .340 with an OPS of .882 when the Royals hired George Brett as hitting coach on May 30. Today, Gordon is hitting .262 with an OPS of .734. He’s declined to become an exactly league average hitter with an OPS+ of 100. The simple fact is that Alex Gordon’s problem seems to...

Miguel Tejada is finished; suspended 105 days for amphetamines

by John Viril--- MLB today announced that Kansas City Royals utility infielder Miguel Tejada has tested positive for Adderall---an amphetamine. Since this is Tejada's second and third career positive test for PED's, MLB imposed a 105-day suspension under the collective bargaining agreement's Joint Drug Program. Tejada received 25 days for the 1st positive this season...

Royals' Tejada suspended 105 games

This one isn't related to Biogenesis, but Major League Baseball announced the suspension Saturday of a former MVP - and a player who has been linked to performance-enhancing drugs numerous times in the past, Major League Baseball announced Saturday. Baseball issued a 105-game suspension to Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada for using amphetamines. Tejada's season...

Report: Royals Miguel Tejada Suspended 105 Games for Adderall use

  According to a report via Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada, is set to be suspended by Major League Baseball, due to testing positive for amphetamines. Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada will receive a 105-game suspension after twice testing positive for Adderall, a penalty that could end the career of the 39-year-old former...

Lorenzo Cain still battling pain in recovery from strained oblique

Don’t look for outfielder Lorenzo Cain to return any time soon to the Royals’ lineup as he battles to recover from a strained left oblique muscle. “The report is he’s feeling better” manager Ned Yost said “but he’s still feeling some pain when he coughs or sneezes. So it’s still there.” Cain received a cortisone shot last Wednesday and remained in Kansas City...

Miguel Tejada Suspended For 105 Games

Today, Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada was suspended under Major League Baseball's Performance Enhancing Drug policies thanks to two positive tests for the stimulant Adderall. Tejada faces a 105 game suspension, the third-longest suspension in MLB History behind Steve Howe's 119-game suspension in 1992 and Alex Rodriguez's recent 211-game suspension, which...

MLB suspending Miguel Tejada 105 games for amphetamines

Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada will receive a 105-game suspension after twice testing positive for Adderall a penalty that could end the career of the 39-year-old former American League MVP sources told Yahoo! Sports. Because Tejada had previously tested positive under the league’s amphetamine policy he was subject to a 25-game ban for a second positive which was found...

Kansas City Royals Miguel Tejada suspended for 105 games

Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 105 games for testing positive for a banned amphetamine under the joint drug agreement, MLB has announced. The suspension is effective immediately and could mean the end of his career as he wad currently on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. The suspension is so long because This...

Royals' Mike Moustakas sidelined by calf injury

After missing five games last week due to an injury to his left calf, Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was back in the starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Detroit Tigers. However, the calf ailment ultimately forced him to exit that game, and Moustakas was also held out of yesterday's weekend finale, according to Dick Kaegel of During...

Report: MLB to suspend KC’s Miguel Tejada 105 games for positive Amphetamines test

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, Major League Baseball is set to suspend Kansas City veteran infielder Miguel Tejada 105 games for a second positive Amphetamines test. Sources: MLB to suspend former AL MVP Miguel Tejada 105 games for amphetamines. Tested positive twice. Story coming soon at Yahoo! Sports. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 17, 2013 […]

Miguel Tejada suspended 105 games for Adderall

courtesy photo For the second time this season the 39-year-old, Miguel Tejada, has tested positive for amphetamines.  The 2002 American League MVP will serve the 105 game suspension right away.  Tejada’s suspension will be the third-longest non-lifetime ban in MLB history behind Alex Rodriguez 211 game still pending and Steve Howe’s 119-game sanction in 1992...

White Sox-Royals Preview

Ervin Santana's post-All-Star break pitching is a big reason why the Kansas City Royals are in the playoff hunt. Alexei Ramirez has been on a tear lately, but the Chicago White Sox have little left to aim for other than to play spoiler. Santana takes the mound for Kansas City against the visiting White Sox on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series. The Royals ...

Royals' Miguel Tejada suspended 105 games

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Instant replay will not fix everything

Umpiring controversies will endure even after the anticipated expansion of instant replay next year. Consider Saturday's events at Comerica Park, which surely will serve as a case study for baseball officials studying the issue. In the fourth inning of Detroit's 6-5 win over Kansas City, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar checked his swing on a 2-2 curveball in the dirt....
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