"His swing is one where he's not going to need a whole bunch of at-bats to get going. So I'm not too concerned about it," manager Ned Yost said.
Shortstop Alcides Escobar returned from Miami, where his wife, Francys, gave birth to their first child, a boy. He has yet to play in a game and Yost doesn't plan to play him for at least a couple of days.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.