SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Left fielder Alex Gordon was out of the Royals' lineup on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks because of a bruised shin. However, he's expected to play on Thursday against the White Sox.
Gordon took a foul ball off a shin just before lashing an RBI triple in Tuesday's 9-5 victory over the Reds at Surprise Stadium.
"He wanted to play today, but I told him to take the day off and play the next two days," manager Ned Yost said.
Gordon scored a run after the triple and then was taken out of the game to let trainers work on the bruise.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.