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April 3, 2017 04:48 PM
Tigers' Omar Infante: On his way to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante will report to Triple-A Toledo after not making Detroit's Opening Day roster, Jason Beck of reports.

After he was assigned to minor-league camp late in spring training, Infante was expected to explore other big-league opportunities. However, it appears that none came to fruition, which likely played a role in convincing the veteran infielder to stick around and play in Toledo. Infante should provide Detroit with a solid source of organizational infield depth.

April 1, 2017 04:28 PM
Tigers' Omar Infante: Expected to opt out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante will likely opt out of his minor-league deal Sunday, Evan Woodbery of reports.

The veteran infielder rejoined the Tigers as a non-roster invitee this offseason and showed that he still had some life in his bat, slashing .349/.364/.535 over 43 at-bats. However, the Tigers have one of the most durable second basemen in baseball in Ian Kinsler and a younger player like Dixon Machado likely offers a bit more upside as a bench option. Woodbery adds that Infante will likely re-sign with the Tigers on another minor-league pact if there are no other suitors once he opts out.

March 22, 2017 09:40 AM
Tigers' Omar Infante: Back to full strength
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante (back) has been deemed good to go for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Infante isn't included in the lineup Wednesday, but should be available off the bench as a pinch-hitter or defensive replacement. The veteran second baseman has enjoyed a fairly productive spring, but he's not expected to crack the Tigers' Opening Day roster.

March 20, 2017 06:40 PM
Tigers' Omar Infante: Out with stiff back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante was scratched from Monday's lineup with back stiffness, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Infante felt something stiffen in his back while taking BP before the game, so the Tigers swapped him out of the lineup. It's unclear how long this will keep him sidelined, so consider him day-to-day until the team notes otherwise.

March 13, 2017 07:36 PM
Tigers' Omar Infante: Unlikely for MLB role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante likely won't make the big league roster despite posting strong numbers this spring, Jason Beck of reports.

The veteran infielder is slashing .353/.389/.471 this spring, but with Andrew Romine and Dixon Machado in tow, Infante seems to be the odd man out when it comes to reserve infield spots. However, this strong spring showing could act as a springboard to a major league job with another club, although he'll likely have to settle for an organizational depth role until that opportunity comes along.

December 9, 2016 05:35 PM
Tigers' Omar Infante: Returns to Tigers on NRI deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante has signed a minor league contract with the Tigers that includes an invite to spring training.

He will return to the organization with whom he's spent the majority of his career; the one that signed him as an amateur free agent in 1999. Infante began 2016 in a starting role with Kansas City, but hit just .239/.279/.321 and was eventually released. The soon-to-be 35-year-old is organizational filler at this point.

August 16, 2016 03:27 PM
Omar Infante: Released by Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante was released by the Braves on Monday, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

After a disappointing start to the 2016 campaign with the Royals where he hit just .239/.279/.321, Infante joined the Braves via a minor league deal. Unfortunately, the 34-year-old's numbers continued to fall, as he hit a mere .209/.226/.300 with Triple-A Gwinnett.

June 30, 2016 03:50 PM
Braves' Omar Infante: Signs minor league deal in Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Infante was cut loose by the Royals last week after passing through waivers unclaimed, and he'll now get the chance to continue his career in Atlanta. The 34-year-old was hitting just .239 this season after slashing a disappointing .220/.234/.318 in 2015, so it remains to be seen how much he has left in the tank but he could get an opportunity to provide middle infield depth in the majors at some point.

June 23, 2016 03:20 PM
Omar Infante: Clears waivers Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante cleared waivers Thursday and is now an unrestricted free agent, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Given his .239/.279/.321 slash line through 39 games and remaining contract, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Infante was able to pass through waivers unclaimed. Following two and a half mediocre seasons in Kansas City, he'll now be free to sign with any team and it's possible he'll attract some interest as a middle infield depth option.

June 21, 2016 01:38 PM
Royals' Omar Infante: Placed on release waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals requested release waivers on Infante, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

Designated for assignment last week, Infante will now become a free agent if he isn't claimed by Thursday. Given his sizable contract in combination with his lack of production the past three years, he figures to pass through unclaimed.

June 15, 2016 05:10 PM
Royals' Omar Infante: Designated for assignment Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante was designated for assignment Wednesday.

Infante had seen a drastic decline in his playing time of late, as his last at bat came June 2. The veteran second baseman lost his grip on a starting role following a rough May in which he hit just .211 and eventually gave way to Whit Merrifield full time. The 34-year-old hasn't hit better than .252 in a season since arriving in Kansas City in 2014, but it's possible he'll attract some interest from other teams as a middle infield depth option.

June 14, 2016 02:18 AM
Royals' Omar Infante: Playing sparingly despite injuries in KC
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante's playing time is taken a significant hit recently despite a slew of injuries to the Kansas City infield. According to Jeffrey Flanagan of, Royals manager Ned Yost is currently defining Infante's role as "protection" against further injuries.

Infante hasn't started since June 2, while Cheslor Cuthert, Christian Colon, and Whit Merrifield have been seeing regularly playing time. With an empty .239/.279/.321 line through 39 games this season, the Royals appear to have accepted Infante's contract as a sunk cost. On the books at the prorated portion of $7.8 million for the rest of this season and at $8 million in 2017 (plus a $2 million buyout for a 2018 team option), there's no guarantee that Infante will retain a roster spot with the Royals as the season progresses.

May 29, 2016 12:14 PM
Royals' Omar Infante: Benched for fourth time in six games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante isn't in the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

After maintaining a batting average of .300 for the first two weeks of the season, Infante has reverted back to provided limited offensive utility, just as was the case for much of 2015. Since April 16, he's gone just 19-for-90 (.211 average), with only six of his hits going for extra bases. The prolonged slump is beginning to cost Infante playing time, as he'll now be on the bench for the fourth time in six games while Whit Merrifield picks up a start at second base.

May 27, 2016 03:18 PM
Royals' Omar Infante: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Josh Vernier of 610 KCSP reports.

As was planned prior to Thursday's rainout, Infante will take the day off for Friday's series opener. Manager Ned Yost will go with the scorching-hot Whit Merrifield at the keystone in his place.

May 26, 2016 04:46 PM
Royals' Omar Infante: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Infante has been nothing but average this season, hitting just .248 with zero home runs and 10 RBI through 35 games. He will get the day off as manager Ned Yost sticks with the hot hand of Whit Merrifield at second base.

May 18, 2016 11:12 AM
Royals' Omar Infante: Out for Game 1 Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox,'s Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

He has been starting roughly every other day for the Royals at the keystone, so it would stand to reason that he would get at least one game off Wednesday. Christian Colon will start at second base and hit seventh in Game 1.

May 14, 2016 03:12 PM
Royals' Omar Infante: Out of lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante is out of the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Braves, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

This will be the third time in four games that the Royals have opted to go with Christian Colon at second as opposed to Infante. It makes sense that the Royals would want to ride Colon while he is striking the ball well, and Infante is just 0-for-8 in his last two games.

May 13, 2016 05:20 PM
Royals' Omar Infante: In Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Braves, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

Infante was held out the previous two days in favor of Christian Colon, but he will get the start at second base Friday night, and hit eighth against Braves starter Julio Teheran.

May 12, 2016 04:06 PM
Royals' Omar Infante: Out again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante is not in the lineup Thursday for the second day in a row, according to's Jeffrey Flanagan.

Manager Ned Yost said recently he wanted to get Christian Colon more playing time at second base, and that has indeed been the case, as Colon's start Thursday will be his fourth in six games. Colon has not officially surpassed Infante on the depth chart, but the two figure to continue sharing the playing time at second base in some fashion.

May 11, 2016 04:48 PM
Royals' Omar Infante: Out of the lineup Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Infante is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Infante has watched his playing time slip away to Christian Colon at second base of late, sitting out consecutive games on Saturday and Sunday. Infante's hitting .247 on the year with seven doubles and four RBI, but will be replaced by Colon again at second base.

Situational Stats
vs Cleveland810 .125 .125 .125
vs Kluber (Career)30101 .500.333.333
vs RHP105250 .274 .324 .238
Last 7 Games
Fantasy Points by Week
Batting Stats
2002DET18724241631001 .360 .417 .333
2003DET69221244908183763 .278 .258 .222
2004DET14250369133165540112137 .317 .449 .264
2005DET1214063690943167380 .254 .367 .222
2006DET782243562425144532 .325 .415 .277
2007DET66166244521792941 .307 .355 .271
2008ATL963174593340224401 .338 .416 .293
2009ATL702032462227192820 .361 .389 .305
2010ATL13447165151847296276 .359 .416 .321
2011FLA14857955160749346742 .315 .382 .276
2012MIA-DET1495546915212532165173 .300 .419 .274
2013DET118453541441051204452 .345 .450 .318
2014KC13552850133666336893 .295 .337 .252
2015KC124440399724496922 .234 .318 .220
2016KC39134163201192300 .279 .321 .239
Total 150752716091427825422967768033 .308 .387 .271
Fielding Stats
2002DETSS1616771854510 .935
2003DET3B43101811 .900
2003DETSS63593411172111353 .962
2004DET2B105974972042811273 .976
2004DETSS2321992867411 .960
2005DET2B6965343153186452 .988
2005DETSS504323782149635 .975
2006DET2B373417765108430 .977
2006DETSS1032471615 .958
2007DET2B201269303818 .986
2007DET3B982962211 .966
2007DETSS14734151725 .941
2008ATL3B322672135546 .944
2008ATLSS2015772745512 .935
2008ATLOF36274948010 .980
2009ATL2B30221064262212 .981
2009ATL3B1041611410 .938
2010ATL2B6563312110195743 .978
2010ATL3B29124073031 .925
2010ATLSS19181032969513 .951
2010ATLOF21132523110 .960
2011FLA2B146145734260466875 .989
2012MIA-DET2B1441417022334521798 .976
2012DET3B6220110 .500
2013DET2B1181165091573421073 .980
2014KC2B1341345021873041167 .978
2015KC2B1241215231933201067 .981
2016KC2B393817266102417 .977
Total  14451318604522183683144785 .976
More Batting Stats
Total 2605320395364141189
Postseason Batting Stats
2006DET2301001110 .500 .333 .333
2010ATL41814001500 .263 .278 .222
2012DET13509150021321 .340 .320 .300
2013DET113918033600 .262 .256 .205
2014KC15515131651500 .310 .373 .255
Total 45161164119124031 .307 .317 .255
Minor League Batting Stats
1999 R-Tigers25971126400741140 .294 .309 .268
2000 A-W Michigan124871100055710 .327 .229 .229
2000 A-Lakeland7925935711102242029115 .324 .340 .274
2001 AA-Erie1325408616321426246872712 .355 .367 .302
2002AAA-Toledo1204364911716845128491915 .309 .369 .268
2003AAA-Toledo6422428501002182232224 .299 .295 .223
2007AAA-Toledo103831420044210 .419 .421 .368
2008AAA-Richmond3113410031100 .417 .455 .364
2009AAA-Gwinnett13110012----00 .5001.333 .333
2009AFX-Rome5171500003210 .400 .294 .294
2011AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads15030000----00 .600 .600 .600
2013AAA-Toledo Mud Hens5191400012200 .286 .211 .211
2013AFX-West Michigan Whitec25020000--100 .500 .400 .400
2014AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers311141001--400 .364 .455 .364
Total 46217132264756612111781352278636 .323 .349 .277

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Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela
Detroit Tigers

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