Infante exits game due to groin strain

Infante exits game due to groin strain

KANSAS CITY -- The injury bug continues to bite the Royals, as second baseman Omar Infante appears headed for time out of the lineup with a strained groin.

Infante doubled in the fifth inning but appeared to wince as he reached second base during Kansas City's 4-2 win against the A's on Sunday. One hitter later, Infante signaled for the trainers to come out, and he then left the game.

Royals manager Ned Yost said after the game that Infante likely will miss more time than shortstop Alcides Escobar, who injured his left knee Friday night and hasn't played since. Escobar might be back in the lineup Monday.

Yost also hinted that the Royals may be forced to make another roster move because of the uncertainty surrounding Escobar and Infante.

Earlier this week, the Royals placed outfielder Alex Rios and closer Greg Holland on the disabled list.

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.