Alex Gordon took indoor batting practice on Tuesday afternoon for the first time since his severe groin injury in July. He hopes to take batting practice outdoors with his teammates this weekend at Kauffman Stadium.
Gordon is still expected to rejoin the Royals by the end of August. He injured his groin trying to match a catch near the Kauffman Stadium warning track on July 8.
Gordon also took soft-toss swings on Tuesday. He has been able to do some agility drills to test the readiness of his groin. He ran patterns in the outfield and caught footballs before Tuesday’s game against the Tigers.