MLB

Detroit Tigers
2014 Avg.
.252
 
Career Avg.
.276
Name  Omar Infante
Born  12/26/1981
Height  5-11
Weight  195
Number  14
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
10/29/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante is 6-for-27 (.222) in his career against Giants starter Tim Hudson.
Insight: Infante has faced Hudson the most out of any hitter in the Royals lineup. Alex Gordon is the only batter with a home run off Hudson.
 
10/25/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante is 7-for-11 in his career against Giants Game 4 starter Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Norichika Aoki and Josh Willingham are the only other Royals with at-bats against Vogelsong and neither were in the starting lineup for Game 3. Infante also has two stolen bases with Vogelsong on the mound.
 
10/9/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante may need right shoulder surgery after the season.
Insight: This shouldn't at all affect his status for the playoffs. Infante has been playing the whole season with soreness in his shoulder. The pain got much worse after the All-Star break. Infante will determine after the postseason whether or not he will need the surgery.
 
10/5/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante is 7-for-15 (.467) in his career against Angels starter C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Two of Infante's seven hits are doubles, and he also has two RBI. The Royals will try to sweep the Angels on Sunday and win their first postseason series since 1985.
 
8/28/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante was out of the lineup Tuesday and Wednesday due to a sore shoulder and is doubtful for Thursday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Infante is hitting just .255 with six homers, 59 RBI, 44 runs, six steals and a .645 OPS, so he isn't a fantasy option.
 
8/26/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante is out of the lineup Tuesday due to a sore shoulder, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Infante is hitting just .255 with six homers, 59 RBI, 44 runs, six steals and a .645 OPS, so he isn't a fantasy option.
 
7/4/2014 6:29:00 PM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante was scratched from Friday's lineup due to tightness in his lower back, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Infante has batted .252 with five homers, 41 RBI, 30 runs, three steals and a .663 OPS this season and is only an option in AL-only leagues.
 
Hot6/18/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante continued his hot hitting Wednesday at Detroit.
Insight: Infante went 2-for-4 with a homer and has gone 14-for-37 (.378) with two home runs and 11 RBI in his last nine games.
 
Hot6/17/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante went 1-for-3 with two walks and three RBI Tuesday night at Detroit.
Insight: Infante has gone 12-for-33 (.364) with a homer and 10 RBI over his last eight games to raise his average from .228 to .250.
 
Hot6/16/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante had a huge night Monday against the Tigers.
Insight: Infante went 2-for-4 with four RBI including a two-run homer off Justin Verlander in the sixth inning. He's gone 11-for-30 over his last seven games to raise his average from .228 to .249.
 
6/4/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante is a career .462 hitter (6-for-13) against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Not many hitters enjoy prolonged success against Wainwright, but Infante has handled the powerful right-hander well in 13 career at bats, with five singles and a double against him. Infante has been average, at best, this season and has only one stolen base through 38 games but could be a smart start tonight.
 
5/29/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante is a career .516 hitter (16-for-31) with two homers against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Some guys just know how to handle the knuckleball and Infante (.262, 2 HR, 20 RBI) is one of them.
 
5/13/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante (back) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 7,
Insight: He's batting .267 with 19 RBI and 13 runs scored which puts him well up the list of second basemen.
 
5/12/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante didn't return on Saturday or Sunday and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Colorado.
Insight: He's sat out the last four games because of back stiffness. Manager Ned Yost is hopeful Infante won't require a stint on the disabled list. He's batting .267 with 19 RBI and 13 runs scored which puts him well up the list of second basemen.
 
5/8/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante isn't expected to return until Saturday at the earliest. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Kansas City Star
Insight: He's sat out the last two games because of back stiffness. Manager Ned Yost is hopeful Infante won't require a stint on the disabled list. Among second basemen, only Arizona's Aaron Hill has produced more RBI than Infante this season (19 in 120 at bats).
 
5/8/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante won't be available Thursday against Seattle. SOURCE: Kansas City Star
Insight: He's dealing with a back injury. Utility man Danny Valencia (.273, 1 HR, 3 RBI) will start at second base for the second straight night.
 
4/27/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante drove in six runs Sunday at Baltimore.
Insight: Infante (.279, 2 HR, 17 RBI) had an RBI groundout and a sacrifice fly in the first and third innings, respectively, a two-run double in the fifth and a two-run homer in the seventh.
 
4/11/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante (jaw) is in the starting lineup Friday, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Infante suffered a sprained jaw and required six stitches when he was hit in the face by a Heath Bell pitch on April 7.
 
4/8/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante was hit in the face by a Heath Bell pitch Monday night, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Infante suffered a sprained jaw and required six stitches. He'll be re-evaluated in a couple of days. Danny Valencia will take over at second base until Infante returns.
 
3/31/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante will start Monday against Detroit. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Kansas City Star
Insight: Infante (.318, 10 HR, 51 RBI in 2013) missed time with elbow issues during spring training but is ready to go for Opening Day. He'll bat second behind leadoff man Norichika Aoki.
 

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