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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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Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Wednesday that he does not believe that Omar Infante will require surgery on his right shoulder.
Infante dealt with nagging shoulder soreness this season and hinted during the playoffs that surgery could be necessary, but the Royals are apparently confident that rest will do the trick. The 32-year-old batted .252/.295/.337 with six home runs and 66 RBI in 2014 in the first season of a four-year, $32.25 million contract. Nov 5 - 2:31 PM

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Omar Infante went 1-for-3 with a double, tallying the Royals only extra-base hit as they dropped Game 5 of the World Series to the Giants on Sunday.

Madison Bumgarner was unbelievable on the other side of the diamond, completely stifling the Royals offensive attack. Infante has struggled in the postseason, hitting just .222 (10-for-45) with a homer and five RBI.
Oct 26 - 11:19 PM

Omar Infante has been taking oral doses of Toradol in order to combat nagging pain in his right shoulder.

Toradol is a controversial pain-killer that has been banned by some teams and in some countries, but Major League Baseball considers it legal. "I feel better, because I’m taking strong pills," Infante said. "That’s helped me a lot. I feel it a little bit in B.P., and I still feel sore in the front of my shoulder. But yesterday I felt more comfortable." Infante could have minor surgery over the offseason to repair his shoulder issue, but he'll gut it out for now.
Oct 24 - 11:01 AM

Omar Infante went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in a World Series Game 2 win over the Giants on Wednesday.

Infante was one of the Royals' worst offensive performers during the regular season, but he came up big in Game 2. He doubled and scored the Royals' second run in the second inning, and his two-run blast off Hunter Strickland capped a five-run sixth inning that decided the outcome of the game. The homer was his first in 145 career postseason at-bats. It was a good time for it, as the Royals needed a split to stand a chance heading to San Francisco for a three-game set that starts Friday.
Oct 22 - 11:46 PM

Omar Infante could have minor surgery over the offseason to repair a nagging right shoulder injury.

Infante first began feeling soreness in the shoulder in spring training and the pain has gotten much worse in the second half. He's also had elbow and back issues, and all the ailments helped lead to a disappointing .252/.295/.337 batting line in his first year in Kansas City. Infante will undergo an exam after the postseason to find out whether surgery will be required or if he can get better with rest.
Oct 9 - 6:38 PM

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

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

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C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
4Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Josh Willingham
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jason Vargas
2Jeremy Guthrie
3Yordano Ventura
4Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Tim Collins
12Michael Mariot
13Joe Paterson