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Infante scratched; Colon starts at second

Infante scratched; Colon starts at second

Second baseman Omar Infante was scratched from the Royals' starting lineup on Friday night because of tightness in his lower back. Infante was on the disabled list from May 7-26 with an inflamed lower back, but he had played all but one game since then.

Christian Colon, called up from Triple-A Omaha, got his first Major League starting assignment as Infante's replacement against the Indians.


Colon got his first big league hit, a triple to center field, in the third inning off Josh Tomlin and scored his first run on Cain's single. Colon was 0-for-2 in his only other game.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.