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Gordon slated to miss game with shin bruise

Left fielder took foul ball off leg during Tuesday's victory over Reds

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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.

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