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Alex Gordon homers in Royals’ minor-league scrimmage

On Monday Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, who is coming back from offseason wrist surgery, faced live pitching for the first time in a few rounds of batting practice against three different minor-league pitchers.
On Monday Royals left fielder Alex Gordon, who is coming back from offseason wrist surgery, faced live pitching for the first time in a few rounds of batting practice against three different minor-league pitchers. The Kansas City Star

Alex Gordon engineered a successful foray into game action as part of a minor-league intrasquad scrimmage on Tuesday. In six at-bats, Gordon doubled, homered and hit a single. He also struck out once, grounded out to second base and reached on an error by the center fielder.

The scrimmage was set up to maximize Gordon’s at-bats. He was allowed to lead off every inning for both teams.

Gordon is making steady progress as he returns from offseason wrist surgery. On Monday he faced live pitching for the first time in a few rounds of batting practice against three different minor-league pitchers.

The club has yet to announce a target date for his 2015 Cactus League debut, but he could be ready by this weekend. He is expected to play in another intrasquad scrimmage on the minor-league side on Thursday.

To reach Andy McCullough, call 816-234-4370 or send email to rmccullough@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @McCulloughStar.

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