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14 Omar Infante 2B
Height/Weight: 5-11/195 | Birthdate: 12/26/1981 | Birthplace: Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 13 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 43/30 | Average Draft Position: 240.19
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Report: Royals open to trading second baseman Omar Infante


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) 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
(10/24/2014) 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
(10/22/2014) 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
(10/10/2014) 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
(8/30/2014) 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. 


Omar Infante still not in Friday's lineup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Royals infielder Omar Infante is out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game Friday against the Indians, as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury. At this point, it is not clear when he is expected back from the injury, which has kept him out since Monday.

Omar Infante misses third straight Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Royals infielder Omar Infante was forced to miss his third game in a row Thursday against the Twins, as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury. He has not played since Monday, and remains day to day at this point. 

Omar Infante riding bench Wednesday with shoulder problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Royals second baseman Omar Infante is a no-go for the Wednesday night game against Minnesota.

Infante was out Tuesday as well with a sore shoulder. He has just nine hits in his last 44 at-bats.


Omar Infante dealing with a sore shoulder


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Royals infielder Omar Infante is dealing with a sore shoulder, according to MLB.com.

Infante was not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday due to the issue. He's hitting .255/.292/.353 over 428 at-bats. 


Omar Infante goes deep Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Royals infielder Omar Infante belted his sixth home run Wednesday against the Athletics. 

Infante struck in the third inning. With one man on, Infante clubbed a 91 mph fastball out to left for a two-run shot. He finished 2 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Omar Infante continues to deliver


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Royals second baseman Omar Infante went 1 for 4 with a two-run single in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Tigers. Infante finished the weekend series 5 for 12 and has hit safely in 12 of his past 13 games.

Infante is hitting .276/.317/.381 with 46 RBI in 286 at-bats entering the All-Star break.


Omar Infante back and batting fifth Saturday for Royals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Royals second baseman Omar Infante, who missed the Friday night series opener with back spasms, has returned to the lineup Saturday in Cleveland. He will bat an uncharacteristic fifth against a left-hander despite a .214 average against them this season.

Omar Infante scratched with lower back tightness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Royals infielder Omar Infante was scratched from the starting lineup Friday against the Indians because of a lower back tightness, the Kansas City Star reports. Christian Colon will replace Infante's spot in the lineup.

Infante is hitting .252 with five homers and 41 RBI in 254 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Saturday against Cleveland.

Omar Infante clubs grand slam Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Royals infielder Omar Infante belted a grand slam Friday against the Angels.

With the bases juiced, Infante stepped to the plate against Matt Shoemaker. He worked a six-pitch at-bat, homering on an 84 mph changeup. It was Infante's only hit of the game. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and four RBI. 


Omar Infante not in lineup Saturday against Mariners


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Royals second baseman Omar Infante is grabbing some pine for the Saturday afternoon game against visiting Seattle. Pedro Ciriaco is set to man his spot.

Infante has followed a hot streak with a mini-slump in which he has gone hitless in the last two games. His stat line on the season is .245/.294/.356.


Omar Infante stays red hot


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Royals second baseman Omar Infante has eight RBI over the past three games after going 2 for 4 with a solo homer in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Tigers. Infante's fifth-inning shot off Drew Smyly was his fourth homer of the year and gives him 34 RBI.

Omar Infante plates three more


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Royals second baseman Omar Infante hit a two-run single and drove in another run with a bases-loaded walk in Tuesday's 11-4 win over the Tigers. That gives Infante seven RBI over his past two games.

He's hitting .250/.297/.353 with 33 RBI in 204 at-bats.


Omar Infante smacks third home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Royals second baseman Omar Infante went 2 for 5 with a home run and four RBI in his team's 11-8 win over the Tigers Monday.

Infante opened his team's scoring with an RBI single in the fifth inning and added a three-run home run one inning later. He's in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak but has been particularly hot over his last four games, going 8 for 20 with six runs and five RBI. Infante has hit .249/.290/.353 with three home runs and 30 RBI in 201 at-bats.


Royals activate Omar Infante


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) The Royals reinstated second baseman Omar Infante (back) from the 15-day disabled list before Monday night's game against Houston. He's hitting .267 with two homers and 19 RBI in 120 at-bats.

Omar Infante expected to return versus Astros


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Royals manager Ned Yost said he's optimistic second baseman Omar Infante will return from his back injury to face the Astros this week. Kansas City opens a three-game series against Houston on Monday.

Omar Infante held without a hit in rehab debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Royals infielder Omar Infante began a minor-league rehab assignment Friday for Triple-A Omaha. Infante served as a designated hitter in his first game action since landing on the disabled list with a back injury and finished 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.

Infante will likely need to play the field before he is activated from the DL.

Omar Infante ready to begin rehab assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Royals infielder Omar Infante's back has recovered enough that he is now ready for game action.

The Kansas City Star reports Infante will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Friday, with Triple-A Omaha. The length of the assignment is not yet known, as Infante is already eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list. 


Omar Infante takes batting practice Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2014) Royals infielder Omar Infante took batting practice Monday as he continues to recover from back inflammation, MLB.com reports.

"It's not really the rotation [while swinging] that's bothering him, it's bending over where he still feels it a little bit fielding ground balls," manager Ned Yost said.

Infante could go on a rehab assignment for rejoining the Royals. He's been sidelined since May 6.


Omar Infante on comeback trail


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2014) Royals second baseman Omar Infante (back) has begun to hit off a tee and is fielding slow rollers, reports the Associated Press. He's eligible to come off the disabled list Thursday, though that might be unrealistic.

Infante is hitting .267 with two homers and 19 RBI in 120 at-bats.


Omar Infante yet to resume baseball activities


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Royals second baseman Omar Infante has yet to resume baseball activities, the Kansas City Star reports Saturday. Infante was placed on the disabled list on May 13 with a back injury. He is eligible to return on May 22.