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Omar Infante could miss field time when Royals’ exhibition games begin

Royals hold first full-squad practice of spring training

Royals Daily report for Feb. 23 with The Star's Rustin Dodd and Blair Kerkhoff: The Royals practiced with the full squad for the first time at spring training. Players also were sized for their 2015 World Series rings.
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Royals Daily report for Feb. 23 with The Star's Rustin Dodd and Blair Kerkhoff: The Royals practiced with the full squad for the first time at spring training. Players also were sized for their 2015 World Series rings.

Omar Infante could miss some time in field when spring training games begin next week. Infante had surgery last November to repair a bone spur in his right elbow. He continues to recover.

“He’s on a strong program, he’s taking regular (batting practice),” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He’s not too far behind.”

Infante’s throwing is limited. He’s not throwing to bases.

“He does his throwing program and arm strengthening early, but he’s in good shape,” Yost said.

Infante, in the third of a four-year deal, missed the 2015 postseason. Ben Zobrist took over second base and was a big part of the Royals run to the World Series championship.

This spring, Christian Colon will battle Infante for the second base job.

“You decide all that stuff in the last couple of days of spring training,” Yost said.

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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