Outfielder Mitch Maier was a spring training star and then disappeared.
Maier hit .519 with a .620 on-base percentage in 22 games and 39 at-bats in Arizona exhibition games.
Maier had appeared in only two games, both as a pinch runner, and struck out in his only at-bat.
Maier, however, was in the starting lineup Friday night against the Mariners as Yost opted to give Gordon a rest. He had four plate-appearances -- two strikeouts and two walks -- in the Royals' 6-5 triumph over the Mariners.
Yost, also, said he would start Jarrod Dyson, who doesn't have an at-bat but has been used in four games as a pinch runner, Saturday and Sunday against the Mariners as he will rest Cabrera and Francoeur.
"It makes it a little more difficult when all of your back-up outfielders are left-handers," Yost said Friday to find spots for them to play.
He said his regular outfielders don't need a day off as they are all playing well.
"But I've got to get Mitch and Dyson in there a little bit, then we'll go again," Yost said. "I don't like to do it, but I can't sit Mitch and Dyson 10, 12 days or two weeks in a row either."
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