Alex Gordon wrapped up his long Royals career with a fond farewell on Sunday in Kansas City.
"I grew up as a little kid just wanting to play this game," the 36-year-old Gordon said. "I'm pretty fortunate to do it as long as I have."
After striking out in the first, he took his spot in left field to begin the second. Gordon was then pulled and trotted off, hugging teammates and a Tigers opponent, and waving to his family watching in a private box at Kauffman Stadium.
Gordon retires as one of three players in Royals history to play 14 or more seasons with the franchise. Only Frank White and George Brett had longer tenures in Kansas City. Gordon won seven Gold Gloves.
• Shin-Soo Choo got a bunt single in likely his last at-bat for the Rangers — and possibly in a 16-season career.
• Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke will not return in 2021. Roenicke was hired on the eve of spring training after Alex Cora was caught cheating during his time in Houston.
• The Angels fired General Manager Billy Eppler after the team finished its fifth consecutive losing season under his watch.