Royals 2B Infante activated from DL, returns to action vs. Astros

Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante hits an RBI sac-fly against the Baltimore Orioles.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals activated second baseman Omar Infante off the disabled list before their Monday night game and started him against the Houston Astros.

Infante, who has been shelved since May 7 with a lower back injury, went 4-for-11, .363, in a three-game rehab stint with Triple-A Omaha. Infante hit .267 with 19 RBIs in 30 games with Kansas City before the injury.

The Royals optioned right-hander Casey Coleman, who did not allow a run in two relief appearances in 2 2-3 innings, to Omaha.