Found August 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Alex Gordon has thrived as the Kansas City Royals' leadoff hitter, but for the remainder of the season he will be hitting third. Gordon was moved to the third slot in the order Thursday against the Athletics, while Jarrod Dyson batted first. Gordon went 0-for-4 and struck out in the 3-0 loss to the A's. "We felt the time was right to go ahead and put Alex in that spot and ride it out for the remainder of the year," manager Ned Yost said. "You look at our lineup and project our lineup out in the future, I mean it's very foreseeable that Alex is going to be a run producer, be a 3-4-5 type hitter in our lineup." Gordon hit .334 with a .398 on-base percentage since returning to the leadoff spot on May 27. For the season, Gordon is hitting .307 (103-for-335) with a .379 on-base percentage as the leadoff hitter. Gordon is hitting .250 (34-for-136) when he bats somewhere else in the lineup this year. Yost said he has no concerns Gordon can handle bat...
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