Former Husker and current Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon will join the Omaha Storm Chasers to complete a rehab assignment starting Thursday, the team confirmed.
Gordon was placed on the disabled list on May 23 after suffering a sprained wrist. Gordon, a former All-American at Nebraska, won four straight Gold Gloves with the Royals from 2011-14.
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OMAHA — Kansas City Royals All-Star, Gold Glove outfielder and Nebraska native Alex Gordon is expected to join the Omaha Storm Chasers as part of his Major League Rehab Assignment beginning on Thursday, June 23 at Werner Park.
That evening’s contest is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. A winner of four straight Gold Glove Awards between the 2011-14 seasons, Gordon is only the second Royals player in history to win Gold Glove honors four straight years along with Frank White.
He is also a three-time American League All-Star, and earned Les Milgram Royals Player of the Year honors during the 2011 campaign. He also led the Royals to the franchise’s second World Series Championship in 2015. In over 1,000 career contests with Kansas City, Gordon has hit .267 (1170-4387), adding 624 runs, 267 doubles, 21 triples, 138 homers and 533 RBI. Gordon appeared in 86 total games for the Omaha Royals over parts of two seasons in 2009 and 2010, and was named a Pacific Coast League All-Star in 2010.
He also played in eight games with the Storm Chasers during the 2015 campaign as part of a Major League Rehab Assignment, batting .429 (12-28) with six runs, two doubles, one homer and five RBI. He was named a First-Team All-American in his sophomore and junior seasons at the University of Nebraska, the second player in school history to achieve that honor twice. Gordon was the 2005 Golden Spikes Award winner and led the Cornhuskers to the College World Series that season.
Prior to attending the University of Nebraska, he was a two-time Nebraska Player of the Year at Lincoln Southeast High School.
First pitch for Thursday evening’s contest is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The game will also be televised live on Cox Communications Channel 13 in Omaha.
The broadcast will also be carried on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel in both Lincoln and Kansas City. Other regional Cox Channels broadcasting include Channel 22 and 2022 in Kansas, Channel 3, 703 or 1333 in Oklahoma and Channel 78 and 2078 in Arkansas. For daily lineups and up-to-date information, fans are encouraged to follow the Omaha Storm Chasers on Twitter and Facebook. For tickets to Thursday, or any other game during the remainder of the Storm Chasers’ homestand, contact the Werner Park Ticket Office at (402) 738-5100 or go online to www.omahastormchasers.com/tickets.