03/31/12 9:55 PM ET
KC's Gordon passes physical; deal official
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com
Gordon was held out of Saturday's game against the D-backs so he could undergo the examination. The left fielder is a hard-working fitness enthusiast, but he has had injuries in the past, including surgery on his right hip in 2009.
On Friday, the Royals and Gordon announced an agreement on a four-year guaranteed contract worth $37.5 million plus a player option of $12.5 million for 2016. Passing a physical was part of the deal.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.