Alex Gordon undergoes right wrist surgery

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Royals outfielder Alex Gordon underwent surgery on his right wrist according to a team release on Tuesday.

Coming off four straight Gold Gloves, Gordon is expected to be ready by the start of the season but his availability early in spring training may be limited.

Gordon underwent a wrist extensor retinaculum repair. The extensor retinaculum is a fibrous band on the back of the wrist that binds thumb and finger tendons.

Before Christmas Gordon alerted the Royals that he was having discomfort while performing his offseason workouts. It was the same wrist that bothered Gordon prior to the All-Star break which caused him to miss some games in July.

“We asked him to come to Kansas City after the holiday for an evaluation and it was determined he needed to have this repaired now to avoid any further complications and any delay in the start of the upcoming season,” Royals head trainer Nick Kenny said in a release.

Gordon played in 156 games and led the team in home runs with 19 and RBIs with 74. He was selected to his second All-Star team but did not play.

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