Alex Gordon gets 4-year deal

Updated: March 30, 2012, 9:38 PM ET
Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Alex Gordon went from a bust to busting the bank.

Gordon, who had a breakout 2011 season after a mediocre first four years in the majors, agreed to a $37.5 million, four-year deal that includes a player option for 2016 to remain with the Kansas City Royals.

The team had been working on a long-term deal with Gordon for several months. It was finally announced Friday, one week before the start of the regular season.

Gordon will make $6 million this season, ...

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