MLB.com is reporting that the Royals and Alex Gordon have agreed to a multiyear deal, pending a physical. Buster Olney of ESPN says the deal is worth $72 million over four-years.
An announcement from the team could come as soon as today.
Gordon rejected a qualifying earlier before becoming a free agent. Gordon, the 2nd overall pick in 2005 has been with the Royals his entire career. The 31-year old is a lifetime .269 hitter and the winner of four Gold Glove Awards in left field. Gordon is just a career .222 hitter in the postseason with 3 HRs and 17 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .333.