Omar Infante to play second base for Royals in minor-league game

Royals second baseman Omar Infante
Royals second baseman Omar Infante The Kansas City Star

Omar Infante will play three to five innings at second base in a minor-league game on Sunday afternoon. It will be his first action in the field this spring, as he recovers from a bone spur in his right elbow.

"It’s a step," manager Ned Yost said. "I wouldn’t classify it as a ‘big step.’ It’s a step. And we’ll see."

If Infante completes this assignment without incident, he could play in a Cactus League game on Monday.

Infante has received plenty of at-bats as the designated hitter in big-league games this spring. But he has been held out of the field because of concerns about his elbow.

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