KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals have optioned Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A Omaha.
Navarro started the previous two games at third base, going 4 for 7, although shortstop is considered his best position. He can also play second base and left field. Manager Ned Yost said he wants the 23-year-old Navarro playing everyday instead of sitting on the Kansas City bench.
The day before sending down Navarro, the Royals purchased the contract of second baseman Johnny Giavotella.
He was in the starting lineup Friday, batting sixth against Detroit.