Yost sticking with Infante as second baseman

Yost sticking with Infante as second baseman

KANSAS CITY -- As Royals second baseman Omar Infante continues to struggle, there are more cries on social media for manager Ned Yost to make a switch to Christian Colon.

"Not going to happen," Yost said. "Omar Infante is our second baseman. He'll be fine."

Infante, prior to Wednesday's game, was hitting .226 with no homers and 17 RBIs. He also was in a 2-for-30 slide.

"Guys are going to go through this," Yost said. "Guys will cool down, then heat up.

"He's gotten cool, just like everyone else."

Meanwhile, Colon appears to have become the fans' new Johnny Giavotella -- the poor kid who can't get a full-time opportunity. What's interesting about that is fans howled at the Royals for selecting Colon over White Sox ace Chris Sale in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft. Yet now, Colon, who was selected with the No. 4 overall pick before Sale at No. 13, is viewed as a savior at second base.

All that chatter doesn't matter to Yost. He's not benching a veteran like Infante.

"We don't do that," Yost said. "We stay with our guys. We'll give him a full opportunity to get out of this."

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.