Gordon (personal) was reinstated from the paternity list Wednesday. Gordon will return to the team after a three-game absence. He'll likely resume his normal role as a regular in the Royals' outfield, although he'll need to improve upon his .506 OPS this season in order to maintain regular playing time. To make room for him on the roster, Nathan Karns (forearm) was placed on the 10-day disabled list.
Gordon was officially placed on the paternity list after Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Twins. The Royals will be without their veteran left fielder for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader as well as the first two games of their series against the Yankees. Jorge Bonifacio will get the start in left field against Adalberto Mejia and the Twins for the series finale.
Gordon will begin a three-day paternity leave following Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Twins, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports. Gordon will be away from the team for the next three days as he and his wife are expecting a child. Jorge Bonifacio will likely fill his void in left field in the meantime.
Gordon is not in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Gordon has hits in two of his past three games, but he's still hitting just .105 against lefties this season, so he'll sit out with southpaw Jordan Montgomery throwing for New York on Thursday. Jorge Bonifacio will man left field in his stead.
Gordon (groin) will start in left field and bat eighth Sunday against the Orioles, 610 Sports reports. Gordon ended up sitting out Saturday's game with the groin injury, but that was apparently all the time off he needed to get over the issue. While it looks like Gordon will be a full go heading into the new week, it's becoming increasingly difficult to justify keeping him active in fantasy leagues. Over his last nine games, he's recorded one hit in 27 at-bats, dropping his season slash line to a deplorable .157/.266/.198 over 139 plate appearances.