Colon looking to shake Cactus League skid

Colon looking to shake Cactus League skid

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- One of the World Series' Game 5 heroes, Christian Colon, is off to a rough start offensively this spring.

Colon went 0-for-3 in the Royals' 9-3 win over the White Sox on Monday. He is now is 0-for-22 this spring.

Colon even has taken to putting a Jobu doll in his locker to break the spell. He is in an open competition for the second-base job with incumbent Omar Infante.

Colon almost had a hit in the fourth inning, but White Sox center fielder Jacob May made a diving catch off his liner.

"I feel like it's just part of spring," Colon said. "I think early on, I was putting some good at-bats together and I can think of five or six balls I hit hard with no luck. And that has trickled down with no luck. But I'll be fine.

"When the lights come on, I'll be ready."

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