According to reporting by Jeffrey Flanagan of mlb.com, Royals All-Star Alex Gordon will be back in his customary, Gold Glove-winning spot in left field in 2016 -- and beyond.

According to sources, Alex Gordon and the #Royals have agreed to a mult-year deal, pending physical. Announcement likely today

— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) January 6, 2016

Other sources reportedly have confirmed Flanagan's report.

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Source confirms @FlannyMLB's report: The Royals have reached a deal with Alex Gordon, believed to be for four years and $72 million.

— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) January 6, 2016

Alex Gordon is in agreement on contract with #Royals, source confirms @FlannyMLB report. @FOXSports

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 6, 2016

Source confirms: Gordon deal with #Royals is four years, $72M. Numbers first reported by @JonHeyman.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 6, 2016

The deal might stretch the Royals' budget a bit, but the defending World Series champs no longer have a big hole in left field.