The original plan to rest Infante after an off-day wouldn't have been just a normal day off.
"A little bit more to it than that," Yost said before the series opener. "I was thinking of getting CC [Colon] in there more."
The decision to decrease Infante's play stems from his struggles defensively. According to FanGraphs' subjective runs-saved statistic, Infante is minus-1 this season compared to his career average of plus-five.
Infante has had particular issue with trying to backhand balls up the middle -- in the last two weeks he has been unsuccessful on three of those attempts.
"We've never seen him do that," Yost said.
Infante, 34, has no explanation.
"I'm feeling good," he said. "I've had a little trouble with backhands. I don't know why. I have to keep working."
Yost now believes that resting Infante regularly could help.
"Omar has been in this league  years, and there's a lot of wear and tear," Yost said. "I'm just trying to find ways to keep him productive. Sometimes more recovery time makes him more productive.
"So playing him four days a week or three days a week or five days a week is better than seven days a week. His arm is shortening up and his range is shortening up. I just got to find ways to keep him strong out there."
Infante didn't seem thrilled with the plan to sit him more.
"The manager has to do what is good for the team," he said. "That's not what I want, though. But I can't control that."
The Royals' 13.0 household rating on FOX Sports Kansas City was the highest for any MLB team in the entire month of April since the 2002 Mariners. That 13.0 equates to 117,000 Kansas City homes tuned in, on average, at any given time during a game.
Royals local-market TV ratings rank No. 1 in MLB this season.