In addition, third baseman Mike Moustakas who'd missed three games with a sore quad was back in the lineup.
The Royals remain without catcher Salvador Perez, who is on bereavement leave after his grandmother's passing. This was the fifth game he's missed as he's in Venezuela.
"He's trying to tie up everything over there," Yost said.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.