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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 finished 3-for-4 with a double, run scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Mariners.
For one night, at least, Infante played like the All-Star he very well may be if ballot-stuffing Royals fans complete their most impressive coup yet. The 33-year-old is now slashing an anemic .236/.243/.319 with zero homers and zero steals. Jun 25 - 1:07 AM

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Omar Infante finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Infante collected three of the Royals' 17 hits on the evening, including a double. The multi-hit game was his second in as many nights, but he hadn't registered one since May 19 prior to Monday's game. That poor stretch has his overall line down to .221/.229/.307 despite Tuesday's effort.
Jun 16 - 11:06 PM

Omar Infante is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

The veteran infielder is hitting just .220/.230/.310 with 17 RBI on the season and continues to see his playing time dwindle as the Royals struggle on offense. Christian Colon will start at second base and hit eighth for the Royals on Saturday.
Jun 6 - 11:14 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Ben Zobrist
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Jeremy Guthrie
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Kris Medlen
8Chris Young
9Tim Collins
10Brian Flynn