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Royals activate Gordon for Twins game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Kansas City Royals have activated third baseman Alex Gordon after placing second baseman Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list.

Gordon was recalled from Triple-A Omaha and was expected to be in Minneapolis in time for Saturday's game against the Twins. He began the season on a rehab assignment for a right thumb he broke diving into second base in a March 9 spring training game.

Getz strained his right oblique muscle in batting practice before Friday night's game against Minnesota and was a late scratch.

Gordon played in 49 games last season for the Royals after having early season hip surgery. He hit .232 with six home runs and 22 RBI.