Yordano Ventura leaves in third

Updated: May 26, 2014, 11:33 PM ET
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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.

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