Gordon is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Rosell Herrera will fill in for Gordon in the season finale. Gordon has enjoyed a minor renaissance over the final two months, batting a palatable .254 while chipping in more than half of his total home runs (seven of 13) and steals (eight of 12) on the season. The 34-year-old is an odd fit on a Kansas City club in the midst of a lengthy rebuild, but unless he's dealt this winter, Gordon should retain an everyday role in 2019, which marks the final year of his contract.
Gordon went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI In Wednesday's win over the Reds. Gordon poked a run-scoring single in the third inning to put the Royals up 2-1 before icing the victory with his solo homer in seventh frame. The outfielder is now hitting .275/.343/.462 with three homers and three stolen bases through 23 games this month, bringing his season slash to .246/.326/.374 to go with 13 homers, 12 stolen bases and 53 RBI through 138 games.
Gordon is not in the lineup against Detroit on Thursday. Gordon will retreat to the pine with southpaw Matt Boyd on the hill for the Tigers. In his place, Jorge Bonifacio will pick up a start in the outfield.
Gordon went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Monday's 7-6 loss to Pittsburgh. Gordon knocked in a run during the third inning on a double to right field, and he brought home another in the fifth on a single. Following Monday's series opener, the 34-year-old outfielder has pieced together a modest four-game hitting streak, going 7-for-17 with three doubles and seven RBI over that stretch. Gordon owns a .245/.328/.365 batting line through 131 games this season.
Gordon went 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI against the Twins on Saturday. Gordon drove in a pair of runners on both of his doubles and also drove in a run on a groundout in the first inning. It was his first five-RBI performance of the season, but Gordon has now driven in 12 runs in September to go along with seven runs scored. His numbers this year aren't impressive -- he's hitting just .242/.326/.362 across 458 at-bats -- but he has shown the capability of being a solid producer in the final stretch of the season.