Blue Jays field most Dominican lineup in MLB history

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Pretty cool note from Sunday’s series finale between the Red Sox and Blue Jays …

That history-making starting lineup is …

SS Jose Reyes
LF Melky Cabrera
CF Jose Bautista
1B Edwin Encarnacion
3B Brett Lawrie
DH Juan Francisco
RF Moises Sierra
C Josh Thole
2B Jonathan Diaz

Reyes, Cabrera, Bautista, Encarnacion, Francisco, and Sierra were all born in the Dominican Republic.

Royals, Alex Gordon close to contract agreement

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MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Royals and outfielder Alex Gordon are “getting close” to an agreement on a one-year contract. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, but the Royals could make it official within the next few days.

Gordon, who turns 36 years old next month, hit .266/.345/.396 with 13 home runs and 76 RBI over 633 plate appearances with the Royals this past season. His offense has waned, owning an adjusted OPS of 84 since 2016 (100 is average), but he still plays decent defense.

Gordon has spent all 13 years of his major league career with the Royals. With the club in a rebuilding phase, he will serve as the clubhouse leader and be a mentor to younger players on the roster.