Omar Infante

#14 2B / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 14YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 195 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Royals' Omar Infante: Left off World Series roster

      Infante (oblique) was left off the Royals' World Series roster, reports. The Royals sent Infante to Arizona recently gauge his progress from a Grade 1 oblique strain, and apparently the injury is still limiting him to a large extent. Raul Mondesi, 20, was added to the roster to provide infield depth behind Ben Zobrist and Alcides Escobar.

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      Royals' Omar Infante: Playing in rehab games

      Infante (oblique) was sent to the Arizona Fall League for a rehab stint, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. Infante has already been taking part in light baseball activities after suffering a left oblique strain, and it now appears to have progressed enough to allow him to return to game action. Should the Royals advance to the World Series, the 33-year-old could be a candidate to rejoin the roster.

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      Royals' Omar Infante officially ruled out for rest of regular season

      Royals second baseman Omar Infante is expected to miss 2-to-3 weeks with a Grade 1 oblique strain, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports. Manager Ned Yost had said Infante would likely be out "for a while" after suffering the injury Friday, but this timetable effectively eliminates any hope Infante had of returning during the regular season. Ben Zobrist continues to fill in at second base with Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert serving as the team's utility middle-infield options.

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      Royals' Omar Infante could miss the rest of 2015 with oblique strain

      Royals manager Ned Yost said that second baseman Omar Infante would be out "for a while" after suffering a left oblique strain Friday night, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. When Infante was excluded from Saturday's lineup, it wasn't immediately known how severe Infante's injury was, but the early indications seem to suggest the second baseman will be out for multiple weeks. The Royals will send Infante in for an MRI on Monday, with the expectation being that he'll be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season, likely resulting in his absence from the postseason roster. Despite exploding for seven RBI Thursday against the Indians, Infante's role was likely to be marginalized in October now that Alex Gordon's return from the DL has resulted in Ben Zobrist moving back to second base.

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      Royals second baseman Omar Infante remains out Saturday

      Royals second baseman Omar Infante (oblique) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Tigers. The Royals lost both of their middle infielders to injury in Friday's game, as shortstop Alcides Escobar also exited after taking a pitch to the elbow. Both players will be out of the lineup Saturday, but with super-utilityman Ben Zobrist on hand and the infield well stocked with September call-ups, the Royals should be able to manage just fine with the absences. Infante is being regarded as day to day, but don't be surprised if he misses multiple games with the mild oblique strain.

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      Royals 2B Omar Infante leaves game with oblique strain

      Royals second baseman Omar Infante left Friday's game against the Tigers with a left oblique strain, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. A day after his monster seven-RBI game, Infante went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being lifted in the bottom of the fifth inning. It turns out he strained his oblique, and while a timetable for his return was not immediately provided, it's the type of injury which could threaten Infante's availability at least for the rest of the regular season, depending on the severity.

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      Royals' Omar Infante homers, plates seven in win over Indians

      Royals second baseman Omar Infante had a career day on Thursday, as he went 3 for 4 with a home run and a career-high seven RBI in a win over the Indians. Infante got a lot of criticism earlier in the season for nearly making the All-Star game thanks to Kansas City fans stuffing the ballots, but he looked like an All-Star on Thursday. He barely missed the cut though and rightfully so, as his numbers are far from spectacular. Infante now maintains a subpar .221/.235/.320 slash line in 438 at-bats this season.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Yost: Ben Zobrist to soon start at 2B over Omar Infante for Royals

      It appears all but certain that light-hitting Omar Infante will be the odd man out of the Royals lineup when Alex Gordon returns from injury. As expected, Ned Yost has stated that Ben Zobrist will play mostly second base when Gordon is ready, per the Kansas City Star. Infante has not found his stride at the plate all season. The result is a .217 average, which if maintained would be the lowest of his career. The versatile Zobrist, who can play all over the field, will likely continue to give others occasional days off as the Royals cruise to the division title.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Yost: Royals 2B Omar Infante (back) ready to play if needed

      Ned Yost has declared that the ailing back of Royals second baseman Omar Infante is improved and that he's ready for action, but he remains out of the lineup Thursday in Boston. "No reason to push it right now," Yost told The addition of hot-hitting Ben Zobrist makes pushing Infante back unnecessary. In fact, the light-hitting Infante could find himself benched permanently in favor of Zobrist once Alex Gordon returns from injury. Infante owns a weak .216/.232/.298 slash line on the year.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Royals scratch Omar Infante from Tuesday's contest

      Back spasms caused the Royals to scratch infielder Omar Infante from Tuesday's game against at Cincinnati, reports The Kansas City Star. "He's got back spasms, back locked up on him a little bit," manager Ned Yost said, per "Couple of days, [we'll] go day to day with it." Infante was replaced at second base by Ben Zobrist. Infante is hitting .145 with one home run and seven RBI in his last 18 starts.

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