Detroit Tigers
2014 Avg.
.275
 
Career Avg.
.279
Name  Omar Infante
Born  12/26/1981
Height  6-0
Weight  180
Number  14
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
 
3/25/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante admitted that his elbow still bothers him when he throws and hits. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Kansas City Star
Insight: Infante played in a minor league game Tuesday while wearing a sleeve on his elbow. He is still hoping to be ready for Opening Day, but he's running out of time.
 
3/19/2014 8:45:00 PM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante received a cortisone shot in his elbow on Tuesday. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Kansas City Star
Insight: This comes just a week and a half after dealing with shoulder inflammation. None of this bodes well for the 32-year-old after missing more than a month last season because of a sprained ankle. If by some miracle Infante recovers quickly and can stay relatively healthy throughout the season, he could hit close to .300.
 
3/6/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante will sit out Friday's spring training game versus the Giants. SOURCE: Kansas City Star
Insight: He's dealing with some inflammation in his right shoulder. Infante (.318, 10 HR, 51 RBI in 2013) shouldn't miss more than a few days.
 
Hot12/13/2013 8:55:00 PM
Description: Second baseman Omar Infante is headed to Kansas City. SOURCE: Buster Olney, ESPN
Insight: He signed for four years and about $30 million. The Yankees were also in on him but they only offered Infante three years and $24 million. Infante hit .318 for the Tigers last year but is just a .279 career hitter. Expect him to come back to Earth a little in 2014.
 
Hot8/31/2013 10:52:00 PM
Description: The Tigers were without Miguel Cabrera (abdomen) Saturday, but it didn't matter because Omar Infante went 2-for-5 with two homers and five RBI.
Insight: After missing more than a month with a sprained ankle, Infante has gone 25-for-71 (.352) with three home runs and 11 RBI over 18 games since returning to the lineup.
 
8/20/2013 5:56:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Omar Infante (back) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Twins.
Insight: Infante left Saturday's game with back stiffness. The second baseman is 9-for-23 (.391) in six games since returning from a sprained ankle that cost him five weeks.