KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Royals starter Yordano Ventura left Monday night's start against Houston because of elbow discomfort. He departed after Jose Altuve fouled off a pitch in the third inning.
Manager Ned Yost and trainer Nick Kenney went to the mound and Ventura was led off without attempting another pitch.
Ventura will have a MRI on Tuesday. He lasted 2 2/3 innings, giving up five runs and seven hits.
Before the game, the Royals activated second baseman Omar Infante off the disabled list.
Infante, who has been shelved since May 7 with a lower back injury, went 4-for-11, .363, in a three-game rehab stint with Triple-A Omaha. Infante hit .267 with 19 RBIs in 30 games with Kansas City before the injury.
The Royals optioned right-hander Casey Coleman, who did not allow a run in two relief appearances in 2 2/3 innings, to Omaha.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.