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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 an RBI single and a stolen base, but despite his effort, the Royals fell into a tie for first place after losing to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Though Infante has hit safely in nine out of his last 10 games, only one of his 12 hits has gone for extra bases. The second baseman singled in the Royals' first run in the fifth inning, but the Kansas City offense was otherwise unable to get their 15 base runners (10 hits, five walks) home efficiently. Infante is hitting a lackluster .257/.293/.349 with six home runs, 60 RBI, and nine stolen bases. Sep 9 - 11:22 PM

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Omar Infante (shoulder) is back in the Royals' starting lineup Saturday night against the Indians.

Infante had been sidelined since Monday with a lingering right shoulder injury and acknowledged Saturday that he is still experiencing discomfort. But the veteran second baseman wants to play through the pain as the Royals try to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1985. "It’s not going to subside," manager Ned Yost said. "Forget it subsiding. He’s probably at about 80 percent right now, which is good enough to play."
Aug 30 - 6:14 PM

Omar Infante is not in Tuesday's lineup due to a sore right shoulder.

Infante dealt with shoulder soreness back in spring training, but it's unclear whether this is the same issue. Regardless, it doesn't seem to be more than a day-to-day situation. Christian Colon is getting the start at second base on Tuesday.
Aug 26 - 6:58 PM

Omar Infante went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk Wednesday versus the A's.

Infante's RBI pace has slowed, and he's now merely tied with Alex Gordon for the team lead at 53. Of course, he has played in 16 fewer games than Gordon because of an early DL stint. He's just two RBI away from tying his career high of 55 from 2004 (he had 16 homers that year, just six so far this season).
Aug 13 - 10:31 PM

Omar Infante went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the A's.

The Royals scored all four of their runs in the fifth inning, with Infante's two-run double delivering the biggest blow. The second baseman also stole his fifth base of the season. The 32-year-old is hitting .265/.306/.366 this season.
Aug 3 - 8:59 PM

Omar Infante went 3-for-3 with a walk Wednesday in the Royals' 3-2 win over the Twins.

Infante was hot before the All-Star break, but he entered tonight in a 4-for-38 funk. For the year, he's batting a respectable .268. Incredibly, he leads the Royals in RBI with 49, even though he has just five homers and he served a DL stint earlier this year.
Jul 30 - 11:48 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Josh Willingham
3Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Liam Hendriks
12Michael Mariot
13Luke Hochevar