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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Royals Place Gordon on DL
The diagnosis is a cartilage tear in his right hip, which doesn't sound good. Gordon has had a slow start to the season, but his expected progress was to be a huge part of the Royals contending this season.
The decision to hang on to Mark Teahen looks wiser with this move. The second base experiment will continue to be put on hold and Mitch Maier will take over as the fourth outfielder.
The Royals plan to recall outfielder Mitch Maier from Triple-A Omaha to fill Gordon’s spot on the roster. The 26-year-old Maier has hit .370 with two homers and nine RBIs through six games in the minor leagues.