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The Royals have scratched Omar Infante from Friday’s minor-league game because of lingering concerns about the health of his inflamed right shoulder. Infante has been able to complete throwing drills in recent days, but manager Ned Yost is not yet comfortable testing him in a game.
"I’m watching him throw, and I just don’t really know that he’s ready to cut one loose yet," Yost said.
The new plan calls for Infante to return to action on Monday. He could play the designated hitter in weekend games. He was scheduled to play with shortstop Alcides Escobar against Rangers minor-leaguers on Friday morning. Instead, Escobar will make his Cactus League debut. Escobar missed a few days because of paternity leave.
By ANDY MCCULLOUGH. 6 hours ago