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Alex Gordon pulls a fast one on Jeff Francoeur

Feb 21, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT

Jeff Francoeur, Alex Gordon AP

Jeff Francoeur is the Royals’ second-highest paid player after landing a two-year, $13.5 million extension last summer, but when he showed up at camp, he found his locker and gear situated in with the minor leaguers.

As it turned out, Alex Gordon was to blame. Gordon, who had already made his way to Royals camp two weeks early, decided to rearrange the locker room to stick Francoeur in between Ryan Verdugo and Paulo Orlando.

“He got me good,” Francoeur told the Kansas City Star. “I’ll get even, but I’ll wait a little bit so he won’t be expecting things. It’s not over.”

Francoeur is back in the prime real estate with a double locker now. As for, Gordon, well, he better be careful or he might find himself in Edmonton next time he plans a getaway. We hear Francoeur is in good with Delta.

  1. alexb64 - Feb 21, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Hopefully he doesn’t regress from his 2011 performance or else Gordon might find himself legitimately hanging around minor leaguers this summer.

  2. b7p19 - Feb 21, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    What a good sport Frenchy is! Look at that smile…

  3. deathmonkey41 - Feb 21, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Just curious- if he’s second, who is the highest paid Royal?

    • oasiserfede - Feb 21, 2012 at 8:16 PM

      Billy Butler

      • ballou0254 - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:11 PM

        Belly Butler

      • l0yalr0yal - Feb 22, 2012 at 9:48 AM

        Belly Butler isn’t bad, but a group of loyal twitter friends (myself included) deemed the name “Country Breakfast” last year during the season. In two weeks, there were t-shirts flying off the shelves like hotcakes (pun intended), and in about a month they were using it on ESPN. It was a bright spot indeed for a dismal season.

    • Louie Schuth - Feb 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM

      Apparently it’s not Bruce Chen.

      • foreverchipper10 - Feb 22, 2012 at 2:49 PM

        If Bruce Chen is the highest paid player on your team…..well, let’s just say I feel sorry for that team.

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