Gordon feeling good after first live BP session

Gordon feeling good after first live BP session

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Royals left fielder Alex Gordon on Monday faced live batting practice for the first time this spring.

Gordon, recovering from right wrist surgery in December, took four rounds of live BP against Minor League pitchers.

"It was an adjustment, catching up to the speed again," Gordon said. "I thought it went pretty well.

"It usually takes me awhile to get my timing down in spring anyway, so I knew it would be a slow process. I thought I had a couple of good swings."

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Gordon paid close attention to how he was able to check his swing.

"I just wanted to see how [his right wrist] would hold up on a hard check," he said. "It felt fine, so that was good."

Gordon will continue to take live BP this week, and he could start playing in Minor League intrasquad games as soon as Tuesday.

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jflanagankc. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.