OF Gordon scratched with stiff back

Updated: February 25, 2013, 12:29 PM ET
Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Outfielder Alex Gordon has been scratched from the Kansas City Royals' lineup Monday with stiffness in his lower back.

Manager Ned Yost said he has "a 1 percent" concern over Gordon's sore back being serious.

Gordon will miss Kansas City's exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Gordon, who led the majors with 51 doubles last season, took some swings in the batting cage, but the back failed to loosen up. The two-time Gold Glove winner in left field will be replaced by Xavier Nady.


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