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Alex Gordon hit a long home run during a rehab game at Class AA

This has to be a sight for sore eyes, Royals fans.

Left fielder Alex Gordon started a rehab assignment on Sunday at Class AA Northwest Arkansas. Gordon suffered a broken scaphoid bone in his right hand after colliding with third baseman Mike Moustakas on a foul ball at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago during a game on May 22.

Gordon’s swing seems fine. After two games, he is hitting .500 (3 for 6) with a double, home run and a 1.167 slugging percentage. During Tuesday’s game, he hit this home run (video from

I’m not sure who made the catch in the bullpen (maybe pitcher Eric Stout), but nice work.

Here is a view from the stands:

There is also video of Gordon hitting a double during his first game with the Naturals on Sunday:

If all goes well, Gordon should be back with the Royals on Friday, when they open a three-game series against the Houston Astros.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff