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Omar Infante | Second Baseman | #14

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / DET
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Royals general manager Dayton Moore indicated Friday that Omar Infante is not locked into the team's starting job at second base.
While it sounds as though the veteran infielder will be able to compete for the position in the spring, he has under-performed and dealt with a wide array of injuries the past few seasons. The Royals are very high on Christian Colon, and there's a chance the youngster could supplant Infante with a strong spring. Jan 9 - 12:09 PM
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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that Omar Infante underwent surgery in November to remove bone chips from his elbow.

He is expected to be fully recovered in time for spring training. The club believes the surgery will correct the shoulder issues that he has battled the past two years. With Ben Zobrist out of the picture, the path is clear for Infante to reclaim his starting job at second base.
Source: FOX Sports
Jan 2 - 12:55 PM

Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals are open to the idea of trading Omar Infante.

Finding a suitor willing to take on a 33-year-old infielder who has dealt with several injuries in recent years and slashed .220/.234/.318 in 2015 could prove to be a difficult task. He's still owed $15.75 million over the next two seasons, plus a $2 million buyout if they opt against picking up his $10 million club option in 2017.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 10:40:00 PM

The Royals have sent Omar Infante (oblique) to play in rehab games in Arizona.

Infante suffered a strained oblique four weeks ago and is finally game-ready again. He'll knock the rust off in Arizona and could be an option to be added to the Royals' World Series roster if they make it.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 05:17:00 PM

Omar Infante has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 oblique strain.

Infante suffered the injury on Friday and MRI taken Tuesday confirmed the Royals' original diagnosis. The veteran infielder will be out for the next 2-3 weeks, which means we might not see him again in 2015.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Omar Infante was forced to leave Friday's game against the Tigers with a strained oblique.

Just one day after Infante busted out of a season-long slump with a career-best seven RBI and a homer against the Indians, he suffers yet another injury that will put him back on the shelf. The 33-year-old is hitting just .221/.235/.320 with two homers in 438 at-bats on the season.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 09:22:00 PM

Omar Infante busted out with a career-high seven RBI on a homer, a double and a single Thursday as the Royals beat the Indians 8-4.

Not bad for a guy making his first start in 11 days. The homer was just his second in 438 at-bats this season. Infante wasn't expected to play a major role from here on out, but as fond as Ned Yost is of him, that could yet change. Seven-RBI games tend to help one's case.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Omar Infante (back) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return to the Royals lineup on Friday.

Infante was scratched from the starting lineup on Tuesday and hadn't played since. He's currently mired in an 0-for-26 stretch at the plate and is slashing a paltry .215/.230/.295 on the season.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 08:14:00 AM

Omar Infante was scratched from the Royals' lineup Tuesday due to back spasms.

Ben Zobrist will play second base and Jarrod Dyson will handle left field against Reds right-hander Raisel Iglesias. Infante can safely be considered day-to-day.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 04:22:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 01:07:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 11:06:00 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.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 11:14:00 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.
Tue, May 19, 2015 11:20:00 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.
Wed, May 6, 2015 11:42:00 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.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 04:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Tony Cruz
3Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Cody Decker
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
3Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Raul Mondesi
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Jose Martinez
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Terrance Gore
3Brett Eibner
4Bubba Starling
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Chris Young
5Kris Medlen
6Danny Duffy
7Jason Vargas
8Dillon Gee
9John Lannan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Tim Collins
6Scott Alexander
7Miguel Almonte
8Brian Flynn
9Peter Moylan