Center fielder Jarrod Dyson is getting a second and extended chance with the Kansas City Royals.
Dyson was recalled from Class AAA Omaha and immediately inserted into the lineup as the
leadoff hitter Friday night in a 7-6 victory over the Twins. Dyson went 1-for-5 and scored
a run as the Royals won their third straight after ending a 12-game losing streak
Wednesday at Cleveland. The Royals moved out of the basement and past the Twins with the
Dyson was up earlier in April, but after only two games, both starts, was sent back to
the Storm Chasers. The Royals anticipated outfielder Lorenzo Cain would be back in the
lineup Friday, but he had a setback while rehabbing with Class AA Northwest Arkansas.
Manager Ned Yost had been mostly platooning outfielders Mitch Maier and Jason Bourgeois
in center after Dyson's two-day stay. Cain, however, will be out for a while with a hip
flexor strain, so Dyson will get the majority of the starts there.
"We want Dyson to play, it's as simple as that," Yost said. "We were expecting Cain
back (Friday), but he's going to be out for an extended amount of time so we want to look
at Dyson, we want to give him a shot."
Dyson was 7-for-13 in his final three games in the Pacific Coast League to raise his
average to .333 with three doubles, three triples and seven stolen bases in eight