Alex Gordon will miss some time with a torn labrum in his hip, and while he hasn’t been hitting this season so far, it still injects more uncertainty into the Royals lineup. Meanwhile, Salvador Perez might be returning sooner than expected? We discuss the lineup and the impact of these injuries, plus a potential fresh reboot for Gordon when he eventually returns.
We also discussed some of the pitching. The Royals have gotten some strong starts, and even some of Danny Duffy’s rough ones have been much better than they started out. How far can that take the Royals, and will it matter with a bullpen that can best be described as treacherous?
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