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Omar Infante | Second Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Omar Infante went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.
The second baseman had an RBI hit in the second inning to get the Royals on the board. He's got hits in five straight games, going 9-for-20 (.450) with three RBI and five runs scored in that span. The good stretch has raised his overall line to .264/.269/.384 with 17 RBI. May 19 - 11:20 PM

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Omar Infante went 0-for-3 before being lifted for a pinch-hitter on Wednesday.

One wonders if the Royals will give Christian Colon a chance to win Infante's job after Alcides Escobar returns from his concussion. Infante is hitting just .228 with two walks in 78 at-bats, giving him an ugly .244 OBP. He's barely playable in AL-only leagues right now.
May 6 - 11:42 PM

Omar Infante (groin) is back in the Royals' lineup Friday.

Infante hadn't played since straining his left groin on Sunday. The veteran infielder is sporting an ugly .250/.244/.350 batting line in the early going this season.
Apr 24 - 4:44 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost indicated Tuesday that the club hopes to have Omar Infante (groin) back in the lineup by this weekend.

Infante himself is hoping to play Wednesday, but Yost thinks he'll need a couple more days. The veteran infielder fielded grounders Tuesday for the first time since straining his groin on Sunday. Christian Colon will continue to fill in at second base until Infante is ready.
Apr 22 - 10:19 AM

Omar Infante (groin) could be available off the bench in an emergency as soon as Tuesday.

Infante strained his left groin on Sunday, but it's evidently a minor strain and the Royals don't think he'll require a stint on the disabled list. Christian Colon is filling in at second base Monday.
Apr 20 - 5:02 PM

Omar Infante was diagnosed with a strained left groin and is considered day-to-day.

Infante sustained the injury during Sunday's game against the Athletics. The oft-injured infielder will probably be rested for a couple of days before rejoining the Royals lineup.
Apr 19 - 4:58 PM

Omar Infante left Sunday's game versus the Athletics with an apparent leg injury.

Infante was spotted wincing in the fifth inning as he pulled into second base with a double. The Royals could be without both of their middle infielders for a bit with Alcides Escobar (knee) also sidelined. Expect an update on Infante shortly.
Apr 19 - 3:55 PM

Omar Infante went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Infante batted leadoff in the game, reaching all three times he came to the plate. The three-hit day raised his spring average to .375 in 32 at-bats. Infante has talked about having elbow surgery after the season, but he'll play in 2015 and will be the Royals' starter at second base.
Mar 28 - 8:15 PM

Omar Infante went 2-for-3 with a two-run double in Monday's Cactus League match-up with the Giants.

Infante brought the Royals back to within a run at 4-3 with a two-run double in the fifth inning. The second baseman hasn't hit for much power in 24 at-bats this spring, as the double was only his second extra-base hit. It's likely due to the bone spur in his right elbow, which he says he'll have surgery on after the season. Infante's fantasy prospects are minimal at this point.
Mar 23 - 7:02 PM

Omar Infante said Friday that he's considering having surgery on his right elbow after the season.

Infante was diagnosed a week ago with a bone spur in the elbow. He's returned to game action and will attempt to play through the ailment during the season, but surgery is probably a given at some point. Infante dealt with an elbow issue during spring training last year, too, before battling back and shoulder problems during the season.
Mar 13 - 2:11 PM

Omar Infante went 1-for-4 with a double as the Royals staged a late rally for a 5-2 victory Wednesday against the Reds.

Infante was scratched from the Royals' lineup on Friday due to elbow soreness and returned as a DH. He plans to resume his throwing program on Saturday and hopes to get into 10 games by the time spring training concludes. Infante, in 2014, posted his worst OPS (.632) in nearly a decade. His best days may be behind him.
Mar 11 - 6:56 PM

Omar Infante (elbow) plans to resume his throwing program on Saturday.

Infante was scratched from Friday's lineup due to elbow soreness and was later diagnosed with a bone spur, but he was able to take batting practice Tuesday. The plan calls for him to return to action Wednesday as the DH. He's hoping to play in 10 games prior to Opening Day.
Mar 10 - 2:50 PM

Omar Infante (elbow) is slated to take batting practice Tuesday.

Infante was scratched from Friday's lineup due to ongoing soreness in his right elbow and received a cortisone shot Saturday after an MRI revealed a bone spur. Assuming all goes well Tuesday, he's expected to return to action as the DH on Wednesday.
Mar 10 - 11:34 AM

Omar Infante was given a cortisone shot in his ailing right elbow Saturday.

The plan is for him to take batting practice Tuesday and then serve as a designated hitter in Wednesday's Cactus League contest. Infante is dealing with a bone spur in his elbow, which at this point won't require surgery but it could be a painful hindrance for a while.
Mar 8 - 11:39 AM

A precautionary MRI on Omar Infante's elbow revealed no ligament damage, only a bone spur.

It's good news for the Royals who do not believe that it will be a long-term injury. He will continue to serve as the team's designated hitter in the interim when he does play and won't resume throwing until cleared.
Mar 7 - 11:06 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
3Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Tim Collins
10Brian Flynn