CHICAGO -- The Royals promoted shortstop Christian Colon, the club's first-round pick (No. 4 overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday.
Colon, 23, produced a .289/.364/.392 line with nine doubles and five home runs in 73 games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He also swiped 12 bases and drew 31 walks compared to 27 strikeouts.
Colon, a Cayey, Puerto Rico, native, was drafted out of Cal State Fullerton. He's a career .273 hitter in 267 Minor League games and should get playing time at short after the Royals on Monday selected the contract of Tony Abreu, who had been the Storm Chasers' starting shortstop.
When asked if Colon could be a player the Royals look at as a potential September callup, Royals manager Ned Yost responded by saying it's "way too early to think about."