And Ka'aihue probably will be on the bench Wednesday when the Royals face Minnesota lefty Francisco Liriano in the finale of this two-game series.
"We'll give him a break today and maybe tomorrow, too," Royals manager Ned Yost said Tuesday before the Royals lost 4-3 in 10 innings at Minnesota. "These guys are tough on left-handed hitters."
Ka'aihue is hitting .176 with 13 strikeouts in 34 at-bats this season. He is hitting .145 (2-for-13) against left-handers.
Yost said Ka'aihue has been working on some things with hitting coach Kevin Seitzer and had a great batting practice Tuesday.
"As good as you'd want to see," Yost said.
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