Royals Outfielder Alex Gordon To Retire After Season Posted by Jeremy Anderson Date: September 24, 2020 28 Views Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon says he will retire after the season. The player who spent his entire 14-year career with Kansas City made the announcement Thursday. Gordon was a former first-round pick whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner. He enjoyed a standout career at Nebraska, where he was honored as the best amateur in baseball. While he never quite hit with the kind of average the Royals hoped he would, Gordon did through sheer grit turn himself into one of the best defensive players in the game. He helped the Royals to two World Series trips and a championship in 2015.