Rockies starter Jon Gray notched his first career home run on Wednesday night against the Reds. With the score 0-0 in the bottom of the second inning, Gray drilled a Scott Feldman fastball into the center field seats for a two-run jack. Statcast measured the blast at 467 feet.
As of this writing, Gray has also limited the Reds to one run through five innings of work. Not a bad night.
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.