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Gordon receives raise for All-Star appearance

Major League Baseball

NEW YORK — Kansas City’s Alex Gordon didn’t realize the worth of an All-Star appearance.
Yes, there’s the prestige.
But in his case, there’s a huge financial award tucked away in his contract.
By making the American League team for Tuesday night’s game at Citi Field, the Royals outfielder received automatic $500,000 raises in each of the next two seasons and will earn $10.75 million in 2014 and $13.25 million in 2015, according to contract terms obtained by The Associated Press.
“I kind of knew something was in there, but not how much ...

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