Colon has driven in five runs over his last four games. Although he is hitting just .167 in July, Colon has already driven in more runs than any month prior combined. Even with his recent hot streak, however, Colon will have difficulty finding consistent playing time behind Whit Merrifield and Alcides Escobar.
Colon will make his third straight start at second base Sunday against the White Sox. He'll bat ninth in the order. With the White Sox rolling out three straight left-handed starters in the series, Colon has entered the lineup for each game, effectively replacing Jarrod Dyson. In the first two games of the series, Colon went 3-for-8 at the dish, but he'll likely slide back into a reserve role once the string of opposing southpaw starters comes to an end.
Colon was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Colon has split time in the majors and minors this season, but he'll now get another shot with the parent club after slashing .250/.313/.295 in 16 games at that level earlier in the year. He figures to provide infield depth during this latest stint, with Tony Cruz optioned off the major league roster in a corresponding move.
Colon was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. Colon had a decent stint with the Royals this spring, slashing .262/.311/.310 as a placeholder at second and third base. However, the Royals opted to give career minor leaguer Whit Merrifield a shot with the big league club Wednesday, which led to Colon being sent back down to Omaha.
Colon is in the starting lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Braves, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Colon will replace Omar Infante at second base for Game 2 of the Royals' series with the Braves. He will bat eighth in the order. Colon has collected a hit in each of the past six games he has started, going 8-for-21 during that time.