Now Commenting On:

{"event":["spring_training" ] }

Yost scratches Gordon from lineup for rest

Yost scratches Gordon from lineup for rest play video for Yost scratches Gordon from lineup for rest

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Left fielder Alex Gordon was scratched from the Royals' lineup against the Indians on Thursday, but there's no reason for alarm.

"Generally, I like to play these guys three days in a row," manager Ned Yost explained. "But in Spring Training, you're working lineups two and three days ahead of time. Today was Gordy's fourth day and I didn't realize it, so I rectified."

So Gordon is fine?

"He's better than fine, he's wonderful. He'll be back in there tomorrow," Yost said.

Gordon is also doing fine at the plate with a .345 (10-for-29) average, three doubles, two triples and seven RBIs in 11 games.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"event":["spring_training" ] }
{"event":["spring_training" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español