KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – When Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas collided while chasing a foul ball on Sunday, the Kansas City Royals gasped at the prospects of losing two All-Stars on one play.
A day later, the news could have been much worse.
Gordon was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a fractured right wrist, but will not need surgery. Moustakas was held out of the series opener in Minnesota, but is considered day to day with a bruised knee.
The break in the scaphoid was non-displaced. Gordon is expected to miss three to four weeks.
“That hurts,” manager Ned Yost said. “But we feel like we have enough to cover that.”
The All-Stars were injured in a loss to the White Sox in Chicago on Sunday when they slammed into each other while chasing after a fly ball in foul territory.
The Royals recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert to take Gordon’s place on the roster.
Gordon has struggled this season, hitting just .211 with four home runs and 10 RBIs for the defending champions, who started the day in third place in the AL Central.