Alex Gordon able to take 15 dry swings Tuesday

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Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is making steady progress in his recovery from January wrist surgery.

According to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan, Gordon took about 15 non-contact swings with a fungo bat on Tuesday afternoon in Royals camp and reported no abnormal discomfort. Gordon also played catch for the first time Monday and that workout went well.

The 31-year-old underwent an extensor retinaculum repair on his right wrist around the beginning of the new year, but he fully expects to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 season: “No question,” Gordon said Tuesday. “Not even a doubt in my mind.”

Gordon batted .266/.351/.432 with 19 home runs and 74 RBI in 156 games last season for the American League-champion Royals. The left fielder also won his fourth consecutive Gold Glove Award.