KANSAS CITY -- Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, on the disabled list because of a strained left groin, took batting practice on the field before Saturday's game, the first time he has done that since the injury on July 8.
Once in the cage, Gordon looked like he always does in BP -- he roped balls to all parts of the park and sent a few screaming over the fences.
Gordon also took some fly balls in left field, though his routes to the ball were very measured and controlled.
"I don't think hitting is going to be the issue," Gordon said. "I think that part of the recovery is going to be fine. It's going to be playing in the outfield the same way I expect to play. I have to be able to move side to side. That's why we're not trying to rush anything."