SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Outfielder Alex Gordon has been scratched from the Kansas City Royals' lineup Monday with stiffness in his lower back.
Manager Ned Yost said he has ``a 1 percent'' concern over Gordon's sore back being serious.
Gordon will miss Kansas City's exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Gordon, who led the majors with 51 doubles last season, took some swings in the batting cage, but the back failed to loosen up. The two-time Gold Glove winner in left field will be replaced by Xavier Nady.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Mets vs. Pirates Prediction Will Matt Harvey and the Mets upset the Pirates on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball tonight at PNC Park? First pitch is set for 8:00PM ET.
Thumbnail Cubs vs. Dodgers Prediction Will Clayton Kershaw get the best of Jon Lester when the Dodgers go for a sweep against the Cubs at 4:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Diamondbacks vs. Brewers Prediction Will the Brewers earn a split against the Diamondbacks with a win today at 2:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Braves vs. Giants Prediction Will Giants' starter Johnny Cueto shut down the Braves this afternoon when the teams wrap up their series at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Rockies Prediction Are the Cardinals a good bet to upset the Rockies this afternoon and win their series in Denver? First pitch is set for 3:10PM ET.

MLB Team Pages