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Royals manager Ned Yost not worried about Omar Infante’s elbow

Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante got a hit against San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner during the fifth inning in game seven of the World Series on Oct. 29, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium. Infante said he has a sore elbow, but manager Ned Yost said he’s not worried about Infante’s condition.
Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante got a hit against San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner during the fifth inning in game seven of the World Series on Oct. 29, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium. Infante said he has a sore elbow, but manager Ned Yost said he’s not worried about Infante’s condition. The Kansas City Star

Omar Infante was in uniform for a workout on Monday morning. When he arrived at camp last week, he mentioned some soreness in his right elbow, but still expected to be able to throw today.

Infante dealt with various ailments in 2014, his first year as a Royal. Manager Ned Yost said he was not worried about Infante’s condition.

“I don’t really see it as an issue,” Yost said. “Because (trainer) Nick (Kenney) doesn’t see it as an issue. If Nick doesn’t see it as an issue, I file it away, until he sees it as an issue.”

Infante said his right shoulder felt fine. The shoulder bothered him for most of the second half. He also went on the disabled list with a back issue in May.

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