Gordon, wife welcome baby girl to family

Gordon, wife welcome baby girl to family

NEW YORK -- Royals left fielder Alex Gordon and his wife, Jamie, welcomed their third child to the world Monday, a girl named Joey Lynn.

Gordon is on paternity leave back in Kansas City and is expected to rejoin the club on Tuesday, though manager Ned Yost said Gordon likely won't make it in time for Tuesday's game.

The Gordons also have two sons -- Max and Sam.

Meanwhile, Yost became a grandfather for the third time. His daughter, Jenny, gave birth to a girl named Everly on Friday.

Still waiting on Karns

Yost said the Royals still were contemplating a stint on the disabled list for right-hander Nate Karns, who felt some tightness and fluid on top of his forearm. Karns' spot in the rotation is due up Thursday, but Yost said he is considering right-hander Ian Kennedy there -- Kennedy threw just two innings in a start in game two of a doubleheader Sunday.

The Royals still would need a starter Friday, but that could be filled by rookie Jake Junis, who started on Sunday in the first game of the doubleheader. Junis has been optioned back to Triple-A but could be recalled before the 10-day minimum because of an injury (Karns to the DL).

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.