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[March 29, 2014]  (The Sports Xchange)  Major League Baseball player notes:

Kansas City Royals: Infante, Omar

2B Omar Infante was restricted to eight games, going 8-for-24, .333, because of a right elbow bone spur. Manager Ned Yost said he has a "gut feeling" Infante will be ready when the season opens, but because of the uncertainty the club will likely carry an extra middle infielder to begin the season. Infante had no apparent problems with his elbow in a Thursday minor league game in Surprise, but he just DHed, going 0-for-4 with a walk. He and SS Alcides Escobar did not appear in a game together in Arizona.

Kansas City Royals: Schuster, Patrick

LHP Patrick Schuster was claimed March 25 off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Schuster, a Rule 5 pick who had a 1.83 ERA in the Class A California League last year, however, was returned Friday to the Diamondbacks, his original team. He never reported to the Royals' spring training complex. The move to claim Schuster was more a ruse for the Royals to hopefully keep outfielder Carlos Peguero, who was designated for assignment. The Royals like Peguero's power potential, a .972 OPS in 32 spring at-bats, and believe they had a better chance for him to clear waivers once the season started and remain in the organization.

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Kansas City Royals: Bueno, Francisley

LHP Francisley Bueno had an impressive spring with a 1.64 ERA. In his final five outings, he pitched seven scoreless innings, allowed four hits, walked one and struck out 10. That was apparently enough for Bueno, 33, to earn an Opening Day roster spot for the first time in his career.

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