"He feels better," manager Ned Yost said. "He'll come in today and take it easy. If he feels good again tomorrow we'll start light workouts, and hopefully if that's the case we're probably looking at seven days which is great news."
Outfielder David Lough, who left Sunday's game at New York with tightness in his right quadriceps, is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.