The Kansas City Royals placed Alex Gordon on the disabled list with a torn hip labrum and recalled fellow outfielder Abraham Almonte from Triple-A Omaha.
Gordon woke up with pain on Monday and was examined in greater detail Tuesday, and the results showed that an old tear he'd been playing through had worsened. Royals manager Ned Yost was hopeful the recovery time will be ten days to two weeks, and surgery is not being considered at this point. But the Royals want to see how Gordon responds over the next week. The three-time All-Star was batting .174 with a double, walk and stolen base. He has struck out six times in 24 plate appearances. Gordon has a .213 batting average since signing a four-year, $72 million contract extension with the Royals prior to the 2016 season.