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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:46:00 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.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 06:38:00 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.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:22:00 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."
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 06:14:00 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.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 06:58:00 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).
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 10:31:00 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.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 08:59:00 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.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 11:48:00 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.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 12:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2Alex Liddi
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3Ryan Jackson
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
3Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
3Mitch Maier
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
5Reymond Fuentes
RF1Alex Rios
2Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
5Edinson Volquez
6Kris Medlen
7Yohan Pino
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Tim Collins
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Michael Mariot
10Jandel Gustave
11Joe Paterson
12Ryan Madson
13Franklin Morales
14Joe Blanton