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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 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

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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

Omar Infante (elbow) is slated to take batting practice Tuesday.

Infante was scratched from Friday's lineup due to ongoing soreness in his right elbow and received a cortisone shot Saturday after an MRI revealed a bone spur. Assuming all goes well Tuesday, he's expected to return to action as the DH on Wednesday.
Mar 10 - 11:34 AM

Omar Infante was given a cortisone shot in his ailing right elbow Saturday.

The plan is for him to take batting practice Tuesday and then serve as a designated hitter in Wednesday's Cactus League contest. Infante is dealing with a bone spur in his elbow, which at this point won't require surgery but it could be a painful hindrance for a while.
Mar 8 - 11:39 AM

A precautionary MRI on Omar Infante's elbow revealed no ligament damage, only a bone spur.

It's good news for the Royals who do not believe that it will be a long-term injury. He will continue to serve as the team's designated hitter in the interim when he does play and won't resume throwing until cleared.
Mar 7 - 11:06 AM

Omar Infante was scratched from Friday's lineup due to ongoing soreness in his right elbow.

Infante, who has dealt with soreness in his throwing elbow since the beginning of camp, had been slated to serve as the designated hitter. The Royals are hoping he'll be ready to serve as DH on Saturday, but he's set to undergo an MRI on Friday just in case.
Mar 6 - 10:31 AM

Omar Infante (shoulder, elbow) said Thursday that he "feels fine."

Infante had shoulder issues last season and has dealt with some soreness in his right elbow early on this spring, but he indicated Thursday that both are non-issues. "The shoulder is fine now," he said. "I don't really feel anything with [the elbow] either, maybe just a little bit. Not worried."
Feb 26 - 7:20 PM

Omar Infante is currently dealing with inflammation in his throwing elbow.

The veteran infielder felt soreness in the elbow during throwing sessions before he arrived to Royals camp. It's unclear at the moment how serious the ailment is and if it will cause him to miss any significant time, but he is certainly no stranger to the disabled list.
Feb 21 - 11:30 AM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Royals have made Omar Infante available for trade.

Infante was a big disappointment in the first year of his four-year, $30.25 million contract with Kansas City, batting just .252/.295/.337 with six home runs and 66 RBI in 135 games. It's probably going to be difficult for the Royals to find a taker this winter.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 01:32:00 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 02:31:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 11:19:00 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.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3J.C. Boscan
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Alex Liddi
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ryan Jackson
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Mitch Maier
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Paulo Orlando
RF1Alex Rios
2Moises Sierra
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Edinson Volquez
6Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Joe Paterson
9Ryan Madson
10Franklin Morales
11Joe Blanton
12Brian Broderick
13Roman Colon
14Casey Coleman