"The jog comes first on the road trip," Gordon said. "Just need to start loosening up."
Gordon, recovering from a Grade 2-plus groin strain, said he has been feeling good enough that he is tempted to start jogging now. But he will abide by the rehab schedule.
"I do, but I know in the back of my head if I try, it could make it worse," he said. "I'm listening 100 percent to them."
Gordon will start from the basics in terms of hitting -- first off the tee, then soft toss, then batting cage, then live pitching.
"Just baby steps," he said. "Kind of the same deal I went through when I was coming back from the wrist injury."
Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.