Infante has cortisone shot to relieve swelling in elbow

Infante has cortisone shot to relieve swelling in elbow

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Royals second baseman Omar Infante, who had an MRI on his troublesome right elbow earlier in the week, was given a cortisone shot Saturday night to reduce inflammation in the elbow.

Infante, who has yet to play during Spring Training, will rest until Tuesday, when he will be allowed to resume hitting, according to manager Ned Yost.

Yost said if all goes well Tuesday, Infante would be in the starting lineup on Wednesday as the DH. No indication when Infante would be able to resume playing second base.

"We just need to get that [elbow] calmed down," Yost said.

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