Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has been busy rehabbing his surgically-repaired right wrist this month, but he’s finally nearing his spring debut.
According to Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com, Gordon is tentatively scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday. That’s assuming all goes well in another minor league game tomorrow. Gordon had the surgery in January and just started facing live pitching on Monday, but two weeks worth of games should be enough time for him to shake the rust and get comfortable before Opening Day.
Gordon, 31, is entering the final guaranteed year of his contract and recently told Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star that he hasn’t had any extension talks with the Royals. His contract includes a $13.25 million player option for 2016, but he could obviously decline it and make a lot more in free agency.
Former major league outfielder Carl Crawford has been arrested in Texas on a domestic violence charge, TMZ reports. The charge was designated as “assault fam/house mem impede breath circulate,” suggesting that Crawford allegedly choked someone. Crawford surrendered to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The alleged incident occurred in May.
Crawford was in the news last week as well when two people — a 25-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy — were found dead at his home in Houston. The boy reportedly had trouble breathing and the woman jumped in to help him.
Crawford, who owns a record label called 1501 Certified Entertainment, posted a message on Instagram about the incident:
There will likely be more information brought to light about Crawford’s alleged domestic violence incident in the coming days. It is unclear if there are any common factors between the domestic violence incident and the pool incident.