Royals outfielder Alex Gordon appeared in his first game action in 46 games on Sunday -- and he exceeded fans' expectations.
Gordon, who is working his way back from a groin injury he suffered on July 8, hit a two-run homer as the designated hitter for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers on Sunday.
The four-time Gold Glove winner said he could play the field during Monday night's game, although Gordon doesn't want to rush anything.
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"I'm excited, but at the same time trying to be as cautious as I can. I haven't tested it (his injured leg) in a game situation, so I wanna be smart but get my work in," Gordon told KCTV-5.
"Hitting's not that that big of an issue. It's more the first step. game situation, when that adrenaline kicks in, that quick burst or at the last second trying to make a diving catch or something like that's probably gonna be the toughest," Gordon shared.
Barring any setbacks, Gordon is expected to return to the Royals by the end of the month.