Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. literally saved the game for the Red Sox in the 11th inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Orioles. With one out, Mancini lifted a fly ball to deep center field off of Ryan Brasier, a certain walk-off solo home run. Bradley, however, made one of the absolute best home run robberies you will ever see.
On we go to the 12th inning.
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.