Royals recall infielder Christian Colon; option catcher Tony Cruz

The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled infielder Christian Colon from Omaha (AAA). He will be in uniform for tonight's game against the Baltimore Orioles. In a corresponding move, catcher Tony Cruz has been optioned to Omaha.

Colon, 27, was optioned on May 18 after batting .250 with two doubles and a pair of runs scored in 16 games with Kansas City. He hit .266 with four doubles, a homer and eight runs scored for the Storm Chasers.

Additionally, the Royals announced that outfielder Brett Eibner will begin a rehab assignment with Omaha on Thursday. Eibner was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 1 with a left ankle sprain.