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Infante's jaw sprained, not broken by Bell pitch

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Royals expect Infante to be back for weekend trip

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Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost, left, comforts Omar Infante (14) as trainers help him from the field during the seventh inning of the MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, April 7, 2014. Infante was hit by a pitch from Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Heath Bell. The Royals defeated the Rays 4-2. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City's Omar Infante has a sprained jaw and needed six stitches to close a cut opened when he was hit by a Heath Bell pitch.

Infante was injured during the seventh inning of Monday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay and was sent to the University of Kansas Medical Center.

The Royals said Tuesday that the second baseman did not sustain a concussion. The team said he will be evaluated over the following two days and he was not likely to miss a significant amount of playing time.

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