Royals left fielder Alex Gordon turns 28 and he is celebrating with a little more money in his birthday card. The Royals avoided arbitration by signing Gordan to a one year deal worth $4.775 million. He made $1.4 million last year when he hit .303 with 45 doubles, 23 home runs, 87 RBIs, and 17 steals…very good offensiven numbers. On top of that, Gordon won an American League Gold Glove Award, thanks to a team record 20 assists in left field. It was his first full season as an outfielder, after a switch from third base.