Alejandro De Aza will take over in left field on Saturday. It is not yet known if Ramirez will be available off the bench.
The All-Star outfielder has been enjoying a career-year in 2015, and he has maintained his good fortunes lately. Over his last 10 games, Martinez owns a .308 average with three home runs and eight RBI.
Jones can now concentrate on ending a rare 0-for-9 slump. He enters play with a typically strong slash line of .280/319/.497.
Hamilton is eligible to be activated Monday off the disabled list. He has been sidelined since Aug. 20 with left knee inflammation.
Hicks is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
As expected, Ned Yost has stated that Ben Zobrist will play mostly second base when Gordon is ready, per the Kansas City Star.
Infante has not found his stride at the plate all season. The result is a .217 average, which if maintained would be the lowest of his career.
The versatile Zobrist, who can play all over the field, will likely continue to give others occasional days off as the Royals cruise to the division title.