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Omar Infante | Second Baseman | #14

Team: Atlanta Braves
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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Braves released INF Omar Infante.
Infante returned to the Braves on a minor league deal at the end of June after he was released by the Royals, but he batted just .209/.226/.300 over 116 plate appearances in Triple-A. He turns 35 in December, so his future is in question at this point. Aug 16 - 3:19 PM

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Omar Infante will report to Rookie-level Danville "to get his legs back under him."

Infante hasn't played in a game since June 6, so he'll need a few days to shake off the rust. After that, he'll settle in at Triple-A Gwinnett. The veteran opened 2016 as the Royals' starting second baseman but was quickly passed over in favor of newcomer Whit Merrifield. He inked a minor league deal with Atlanta on Thursday after the Royals released him earlier this month.
Jun 30 - 6:10 PM

Braves signed INF Omar Infante to a minor league contract.

Infante was cut loose by the Royals a week ago after batting just .239/.279/.321 this season. He's surely done as an effective hitter, but the Braves are pretty weak in the middle infield and it doesn't cost them anything. Hey, why not?
Jun 30 - 2:45 PM

Royals released 2B Omar Infante.

Infante was designated for assignment by Kansas City last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. He was batting just .239/.279/.321 this season for the Royals, but the 34-year-old could draw interest from multiple teams on the open market now that he will come cheap. Kansas City will have to eat the remainder of his $7.75 million salary for this year and $8 million next year. He also has a $2 million buyout on a voided option for 2018.
Jun 23 - 3:17 PM

The Royals have requested release waivers on infielder Omar Infante.

Infante was designated for assignment by the Royals last week and given his remaining contract, he'll almost certainly pass through waivers and hit free agency on Thursday. The Royals will be responsible for the remainder of his $7.75 million salary for this year and $10 million (including a $2 million buyout for 2018) next year.
Jun 21 - 1:22 PM

Royals designated 2B Omar Infante for assignment.

Whit Merrifield figures to see the bulk of the at-bats moving forward now that Infante is out of the picture. The veteran second baseman was hitting just .239/.279/.321 with nine doubles and 11 RBI over 134 at-bats. He will probably pass through waivers unclaimed.
Jun 15 - 5:19 PM

Omar Infante is not in the Royals' starting lineup Tuesday against the Indians.

It looks like he's just getting the day off. Whit Merrifield will grab the start at second base and hit leadoff against Tribe right-hander Josh Tomlin. Infante hasn't contributed much offensively this year. So far he's hit just .239 with 11 RBI in 134 at-bats.
Jun 14 - 4:37 PM

Omar Infante is not in the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

Neither is Christian Colon. The Royals will roll with Whit Merrifield at second base for the second game of their weekend set against the White Sox. Infante has been disappointing this season, hitting .241/.270/.310 with no homers and five RBI in 116 at-bats.
May 21 - 11:44 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday that he might start playing Omar Infante just 3-5 days per week.

Infante has had some issues defensively this season, but Yost insists it's just about keeping the veteran second baseman fresh. Christian Colon will be in line for more playing time.
May 6 - 4:27 PM

Omar Infante is absent from the Royals' lineup Sunday.

He's simply getting some rest. Christian Colon is covering second base in Infante's place.
Apr 17 - 2:31 PM

Omar Infante went 2-for-5 with a double against the A's on Friday.

Infante is hitting .324 through 34 at-bats. Of course, his OBP is only .314 during that timeframe, but that's still better than anyone should have been expecting. The Royals don't need much of an excuse to play him over Christian Colon, so he'll be getting the lion's share of the at-bats for the foreseeable future.
Apr 16 - 2:30 AM

Omar Infante is not in the Royals' lineup for Sunday's game versus the Twins.

Christian Colon will serve as the second baseman while Infante gets some rest. The Royals have Paulo Orlando covering right field Sunday.
Apr 10 - 11:08 AM

Omar Infante delivered a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning as part of Friday’s 4-3 win over the Twins.

He drove in Salvador Perez, who was on third base after tying the game with the eighth triple of his career. Infante lost his starting second base job last season and batted just .220/.234/.318 over 455 plate appearances, but the hope is that offseason elbow surgery will lead to better results. The 34-year-old is 3-for-9 with a double and two RBI on the young season.
Apr 9 - 1:18 AM

Omar Infante went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against the Giants on Friday.

Infante had two doubles and a single. The 34-year-old owns a .596 OPS over his first two seasons with the Royals and required surgery in November to remove bone chips from his elbow, but he’s hitting .344 (11-for-32) with an .851 OPS this spring. The Royals will give him a chance to reclaim his starting second base job, but don’t expect much fantasy value here.
Mar 25 - 7:30 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Tuesday that Omar Infante (elbow) will be ready to play the field in "the next couple of days."

Working his way back from offseason elbow surgery, Infante was used in the designated hitter spot on Monday and will DH again Wednesday. "We'll see how he gets through [Tuesday]," Yost said. "We are going day by day. He got through yesterday all right. We'll see how he feels today and re-evaluate day by day. He's getting close." Infante is competing with Christian Colon for the second base job.
Mar 8 - 5:39 PM

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