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Infante set for full-time duty despite bone spur

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KANSAS CITY -- Second baseman Omar Infante had a day off after each of his first two games for the Royals, but he's seen as an everyday player despite his recurring right elbow tenderness.

Infante had the same down time as the rest of the Royals because of a scheduled open date on Tuesday and a rainout on Thursday after two games in Detroit.

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"He's going to be every day right now because we have off-days built in during April, four of them, and we're going day to day with him, but he feels great," manager Ned Yost said. "He hasn't had any issues with it, and that's good.

"This thing will flare up from time to time, but the injection that he had a couple weeks ago has done its job, it's calmed everything down. He feels good when he's swinging and throwing."

Infante has a bone spur in his right elbow. Because of that and an earlier stiff right shoulder, he played just eight games during Spring Training.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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