Omar Infante (shoulder) is back in the Royals' starting lineup Saturday night against the Indians.
Royals optioned INF Christian Colon to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Jason Vargas fell to 10-7 on the year after allowing four runs over six innings Friday against the Indians.
Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 and drove in the Royals' only run of the night in Friday's loss to the Indians.
Royals recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.
Royals designated LHP Bruce Chen for assignment.
Jeremy Guthrie got a no-decision after allowing five runs in six innings as the Royals lost to the Twins in 10 innings on Thursday.
Alex Gordon hit his 17th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-5 overall, in the Royals' 10-inning loss to the Twins on Thursday.
Eric Hosmer (hand) could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.
Royals recalled RHP Michael Mariot from Triple-A Omaha; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
Royals optioned LHP Liam Hendriks to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Royals activated LHP Scott Downs from the 15-day disabled list.
Royals claimed INF Jayson Nix off waivers from the Pirates.
Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple in the eighth as the Royals beat the Twins 6-1 on Wednesday.
Making his first start for the Royals, Liam Hendriks limited his original team to one run and four hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Twins.