Royals' Alex Gordon expected to miss eight weeks with groin injury

Jul 9, 2015 1:52 PM by Ross Field

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals have placed outfielder Alex Gordon on the disabled list with a strained groin and reinstated right-hander Yordano Ventura to start Thursday's series finale against Tampa Bay.

Kansas City also optioned right-hander Aaron Brooks to Triple-A Omaha and recalled left-hander Brandon Finnegan from the same club.

Gordon was injured while tracking a fly ball in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's win over the Rays. He crumpled to the field near the warning track and lay there for several minutes, eventually needing a cart to leave the field. He later underwent an MRI.

It was still not known how long the All-Star would be out.

Ventura has been on the disabled list with ulnar neuritis, a condition that caused numbness in his pitching hand.

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(AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)


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