April 11, 2014 5:36 PM

Royals’ Omar Infante hopes to play three days after taking a pitch on his jaw

Omar Infante applied an icepack to the right side of his jaw as he ambled through the Royals clubhouse. The stitches on the left side of his chin still ached. Swallowing was a chore; talking wasn’t much more pleasant. Yet he hoped to return to action on Friday night at Target Field, just three days after an 89-mph fastball struck him in the face.

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