Alex Gordon likely to rejoin the Royals on Tuesday

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Royals manager Ned Yost says it’s “reasonable” to expect Alex Gordon to come off of the 15-day disabled list and rejoin the team on Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Gordon has been on the disabled list since July 9 due to a Grade 2 groin strain. The three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner was batting .279/.394/.457 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI in 312 plate appearances prior to the injury.

The Royals enter play tonight 79-49, 13 games ahead of the Twins in first place in the AL Central.

Mets trade Wilmer Font to the Blue Jays

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The Mets announced a few minutes ago that they have traded Wilmer Font to Toronto for cash considerations.

Font was acquired by the Mets from Tampa Bay for a player to be named later back in early May. That player to be named later was later named: Neraldo Catalina. Catalina is 19 and is playing rookie ball right now. The Mets have now turned him into cash. I suppose we’ll see if that was a good idea in a few years.

As for the Jays, they get a pitcher who posted a 5.79 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the Rays and then started three games and relieved 12 in New York to the tune of a 4.94 ERA. On the season he has a combined K/BB ratio of 42/18 in 45 innings.

He’s an arm. He cost cash. That’s about all I have to say about that.