Royals reach 1-year deals with Gordon, Tejeda

Updated: January 19, 2010, 6:35 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Third baseman Alex Gordon and right-hander Robinson Tejeda bypassed arbitration, agreeing Tuesday to one-year contracts with the Kansas City Royals.

Gordon gets $1.15 million after making $457,000 last season.

He was the second pick in the 2005 amateur draft and was once thought of as the cornerstone of the team's future. But his career has been slow to develop and he missed 79 games last year after undergoing hip surgery. He wound up batting .232 with six home ...

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