|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||10.00||.291||54.00||59.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||12||4||1|| .308|| .667|| .333|
|vs Bassitt (Career)||1||0||0||0||.500||0|
|vs RHP||390||103||4|| .305|| .344|| .264|
|Last 10 Games|
Report: Royals open to trading second baseman Omar Infante
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) The Royals are putting second baseman Omar Infante on the trading block, sources told FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. Infante hit .252 with six home runs, 21 doubles and 66 RBI in 135 games for Kansas City last season.
Infante has three years left on a four-year, $30.25 million contract. He also has a $10 million team option ($2 million buyout) for 2018.
Royals' Omar Infante taking Toradol to fight off shoulder pain
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/24/14) Royals infielder Omar Infante, who is fresh off a signature Game 2 performance in the World Series, is taking increased doses of Toradol to fight off shoulder discomfort, the Kansas City Star reports.
"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 has a .229/.300/.343 line with one home run and three RBI over 10 postseason games. He may opt for offseason surgery to repair his nagging shoulder injury.
Royals' Omar Infante comes up big Wednesday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/22/14) Royals infielder Omar Infante came up big Wednesday against the Giants.
Infante wasted no time getting to work, doubling in his first at-bat. He would come around to score during the frame, giving the Royals a 2-1 lead. Infante would strike again in the bottom of the sixth. With a man on base, Infante belted a 98 mph fastball out to left for the two-run shot. He finished 2 for 3, with two runs scored and two RBI.
Omar Infante still impacted by shoulder woes
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/10/14) Royals second baseman Omar Infante is still being bothered by shoulder issues, according to the Kansas City Star.
Infante admitted that he's had pain all season. "When I swing in BP, I feel a lot of pain," Infante said. "I can’t swing really hard. I feel bad, because all year, I’ve felt something." Infante does not participate in pre-inning throwing, as he wants to save his bullets for when he needs them. Despite the issue, manager Ned Yost has not shied away from using Infante as a starter in the playoffs. After the season, Infante plans to have the injury examined. "When the year is over, we’ll have to check everything," he said. "I want to come back next year to feel good. This year has been very tough for me."
Omar Infante not 100 percent, but will play Saturday
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(8/30/14) Royals infielder Omar Infante is back in the starting lineup Saturday against the Indians, after missing four games with a shoulder injury.
Infante told FOXSports.com he is not 100 percent, but was able to get through pre-game workouts and was cleared to play.
For a couple of seasons, Omar Infante
had borderline appeal in standard mixed leagues, as he combined his well-known knack for making contact with just a little bit of power. In 2014, Infante reverted to being strictly a singles hitter, and even those came with less frequency. In his first season with the Royals, Infante batted just .252 with 30 extra-base hits in 528 at-bats. His struggles coincided with a litany of injuries (shoulder, elbow, face, back) that he contended with throughout the season.
Playing time status: Infante has three more years left on his $30.25 million deal, so even though Christian Colon and Johnny Giavotella could potentially pose a challenge, the 13-year veteran figures to continue to get everyday at-bats.
2015 Outlook: Maybe Infante has another .300, 10-homer season left in him, but there are younger second basemen with more upside (e.g., Arismendy Alcantara, Rougned Odor, Joe Panik, Scooter Gennett) who would be better targets as fallback options at second base. Owners should only consider Infante for their deeper leagues.
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