Omar Infante 2B KC 2 days ago

Infante is not in the lineup Thursday, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

He has a six-game hitting streak going, but he does not have any multi-hit games over that stretch. Christian Colon will get the start Thursday, but Infante should be back in the mix this weekend.

Omar Infante 2B KC 2 weeks ago

Infante (elbow) is in the lineup for Opening Day on Monday, batting ninth, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Infante had been suffering from some elbow inflammation in spring training, but it appears the issue has subsided enough that he's good to go. Assuming no setbacks occur, he should serve as the Royals' everyday second baseman this season.

Omar Infante 2B KC 2 weeks ago

Infante (elbow) went 3-for-3 with two doubles in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.

Infante has been dealing with elbow inflammation nearly all spring, but has still appeared in four games since expressing doubt regarding his Opening Day availability over a week ago. He may not be 100 percent pain-free, but a .353/.361/.471 slash line over 34 spring at-bats suggests he may be able to play through the discomfort. If manager Ned Yost decides to give Infante regular rest during the early parts of the season, however, Christian Colon would be the leading candidate to see extra work.

Omar Infante 2B KC 4 weeks ago

Infante is having doubts that he'll be ready for Opening Day, Jeffrey Flanagan of Royals.com reports.

Infante has dealt with inflammation stemming from a bone spur in his right elbow throughout training camp. He's played in six training camp tilts but is apparently still dealing with some agitation and seems to be in doubt for April.

Omar Infante 2B KC 1 month ago

Infante is considering surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow after this season, MLB.com reports.

Pain and inflammation caused by the bone spur has affected Infante's abilities on the field for two-plus years, but the Royals opted against surgery earlier in the offseason and it sounds like Infante plans to tough it out again this year. "I'm thinking about it after this season -- right after this season," Infante said. "I want it to get better." Infante, who is entering the second season of a four-year, $30.25 million deal, was recently treated with a cortisone shot and could resume throwing activities Saturday. He has served as the Royals' designated hitter in spring action the past two days.

Omar Infante 2B KC 1 month ago

Infante (elbow) made his spring training debut Wednesday against the Reds, going 1-for-4 with a double and three groundouts.

Infante is on pace to be ready for the start of the season, but if the elbow becomes an issue again or his performance continues to decline, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Christian Colon pick up a few starts in his place.

Omar Infante 2B KC 1 month ago

Infante (elbow) will resume his throwing program Saturday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Infante plans to serve as the designated hitter in Wednesday's spring contest, so the throwing issue won't keep him out of action entirely. The 33-year-old infielder has a target of 10 spring games that he hopes to play in before Opening Day, and if all continues to go well with the throwing program, he should be ready to resume a regular workload by then. If he suffers any setbacks along the way, Christian Colon would then be in line to make a run for extra reps. No ligament damage was revealed during Friday's MRI, however, suggesting little need to consider backup options just yet.

Omar Infante 2B KC 1 month ago

Infante underwent an MRI on his right elbow Friday, which showed a bone spur but no ligament damage, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

With Infante complaining of pain in the elbow, similar to what he experienced last spring, the Royals scratched him from Friday's spring game and scheduled an MRI. Fortunately, no major damage was found, and the team is confident it will not force a long-term absence. There's a possibility the team could opt for a cortisone shot, which would likely keep Infante off the field for several more days.

Omar Infante 2B KC 1 month ago

Infante indicated Thursday that he's "still not 100 percent," but is feeling better. However, he's yet to throw a ball hard, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

Infante is expected to be the starting second baseman heading into the 2015 season, but an extended absence will give others a chance to prove their worth in spring training. Infante was pretty good himself last season, batting .252/.295/.337 with six home runs and nine stolen bases. While he's still the favorite to begin the season as the club's second baseman, a strong spring performance from Christian Colon could throw a wrench into things.

Omar Infante 2B KC 2 months ago

Infante said Thursday that his right shoulder and elbow feel fine, MLB.com reports. "The shoulder is fine now," Infante said. "I don't really feel anything with [the elbow] either, maybe just a little bit. Not worried."

Infante was able to play through several nagging injuries last season but his performance suffered, both on offense and defense. While the shoulder was especially troublesome down the stretch and into the postseason, the issue did not require surgery and both Infante and manager Ned Yost seem unconcerned about the injury lingering into 2015. Infante hit and threw Wednesday and Thursday without any major issues.