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Omar Infante | Second Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Omar Infante went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.
The veteran second baseman has done a nice job for the Royals this season, when he's been healthy and on the field, slashing .282/.322/.392 with five homers and 46 RBI in his 73 games. Jul 19 - 12:42 AM

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Omar Infante went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

Infante was scratched from Friday's lineup with a stiff back, but he was back in there a day later. It's worth keeping an eye on because he's dealt with back issues this season, but for now it appears that he'll be OK.
Jul 6 - 4:28 AM

Omar Infante was scratched from Friday's lineup with back tightness.

It's worrisome given that he missed about three weeks of action back in May with the same injury. At this point, though, it's unclear how long Infante might be sidelined. Christian Colon is taking Infante's spot at second base.
Jul 4 - 6:00 PM

Omar Infante went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Friday's win against the Angels.

The slam was part of a seven-run third inning that the Royals put together against Matt Shoemaker and the Angels. It was just Infante's fifth home run of the season. While you shouldn't expect Infante to be hitting bombs left and right, he's been productive for a second baseman in the run production department, knocking in thirty-eight runs despite not really hitting for average (.247) or power (.362).
Jun 28 - 12:05 AM

Omar Infante went 2-for-4 and homered as the Royals' leadoff man Wednesday in a 2-1 win over the Tigers.

Today's was a much different game after the Royals scored 11 runs both Monday and Tuesday, but it was a 10th straight win for the new AL Central leaders. They'll go for a four-game sweep in Detroit on Thursday. Infante has already doubled his season homer total from two to four in the series, and he's scored a run in seven of his last eight games.
Jun 18 - 4:27 PM

Omar Infante had a three-run homer and an RBI single in the Royals' 11-8 win over the Tigers on Monday.

It was an 11-2 drubbing until the ninth, when the Tigers suddenly made it interesting. The Royals had 17 hits in the game, and every starter besides Mike Moustakas had a hit and a run scored (Moustakas had neither). Infante's homer versus his former team was his third in 200 at-bats this season. He's batting just .249/.290/.353 this season, which is way down from last year's .318/.345/.450 line.
Jun 16 - 11:55 PM

Omar Infante went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored Saturday against the White Sox.

The Royals have won six straight games and now sit just one game behind the Tigers in the AL Central. Infante has had a slow start with Kansas City, but he's currently riding a five-game hitting streak.
Jun 14 - 5:39 PM

Omar Infante had a nice night at the plate in Friday’s victory over the Royals, going 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored.

He has seen his share of struggles this season, slashing .242/.287/.339 with two homers and 25 RBI through his first 186 at-bats. Hopefully for fantasy owners, this three-hit effort will finally get him going.
Jun 13 - 11:53 PM

Royals activated 2B Omar Infante from the 15-day disabled list.

Infante, out since early May with back stiffness, made it through three minor league rehab games without incident over the weekend. He returns to a .267/.326/.392 batting line over 30 games.
May 26 - 4:06 PM

Omar Infante (back) is expected to be activated from the disabled list during the series against the Astros that begins on Monday.

Infante began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha on Friday and will just need a few at-bats before rejoining the big club as long as he can avoid a setback. The second baseman has been out since early May with back stiffness.
May 25 - 1:15 PM

Omar Infante (back) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

Infante has gone through workouts this week with no issues and is ready to try things out in game action. He shouldn't need too many rehab at-bats, so expect the Royals to activate their second baseman within the next few days. He's been out since early May.
May 22 - 9:24 PM

Omar Infante (back) has begun hitting off a tee and fielding slow-rollers on the infield.

Infante has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 7 with a back injury. He is eligible to be activated this Thursday but likely won't return until later in the month. The second baseman was batting .267/.326/.392 with two homers and 19 RBI in 30 games.
May 19 - 10:41 AM

Omar Infante (back) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Infante is eligible to be activated from the disabled list May 22 (next Thursday), but he is obviously not going to be ready. He's battling lingering back stiffness.
May 17 - 4:29 PM

Royals placed 2B Omar Infante on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 7, with back stiffness.

Infante has already been sidelined for a week and will now get some extra rest. The good news is that he's eligible to return in just over one week from now. The Royals have called up Pedro Ciriaco in a corresponding roster move.
May 13 - 3:38 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said during an appearance on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM that Omar Infante (back) is unlikely to play Tuesday.

Infante hasn't played in a week due to back stiffness. The Royals continue to call him day-to-day, but one would think a DL move could be possible if he isn't ready to go soon.
May 13 - 11:52 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Brett Hayes
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Aaron Crow
5Jason Frasor
6Francisley Bueno
7Scott Downs
8Bruce Chen
9Luke Hochevar