After a night of rest, Omar Infante has yet to be placed on the disabled list, and manager Ned Yost believes Infante can return to action in the near-future. Infante could be available in an emergency by Tuesday, Yost said.
With Alex Rios already disabled with a broken hand, Kansas City will be at far less than full strength when they host the Twins this week. Minnesota just took two out of three from the Royals at Target Field.
So far this season, the stalwart catcher has started and caught every inning of every game for the Royals. And he’ll likely play the first two in the Oakland series. Part of the reason: he’s hitting .368.
After playing a significant role in the Royals’ run to the World Series last season, Jarrod Dyson has appeared in just one game of the first seven in 2015. He will accept any assignment the organization gives him. This latest one deviates from a formula the club utilized to great effect in 2014.
The Royals reconfigured their lineup for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Twins to compensate for Alex Rios’ departure to the disabled list, but Lorenzo Cain won’t lose his eligibility for Gold Glove consideration. Cain will remain in center field, with Jarrod Dyson replacing Rios in right.
Alex Rios left the Royals clubhouse early Monday evening with a brace on his left hand. He was headed to a local hospital to undergo an X-ray after getting hit by a pitch in a 12-3 victory over the Twins.
In two outings this year, Royals ace Yordano Ventura has proved both intimidating to opposing hitters and susceptible to dehydration. The team says Ventura requires tweaks to his fluid intake and pregame eating habits.