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OMAR INFANTE RUMORS & GOSSIP

It's official: Infante clears waivers, becomes free agent

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Veteran infielder Omar Infante cleared waivers Thursday and became a free agent.Infante was designated for assignment June 15 by the Kansas City Royals, who chose to pay him the nearly $14 million remaining on his contract rather than let him ride the bench as a utility player.Infante spent his first six seasons in Detroit. He later played for Atlanta, earning...
Via Associated Press
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Veteran infielder Infante clears waivers, becomes free agent

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Veteran infielder Omar Infante cleared waivers Thursday and became a free agent. Infante was designated for assignment June 15 by the Kansas City Royals, who chose to pay him the nearly $14 million remaining on his contract rather than let him ride the bench as a utility player. Infante spent his first six seasons in Detroit. He later played for Atlanta...
Via Associated Press
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Royals considering bringing Jose Reyes in to play second base

Jose Reyes could reportedly find a new job quite quickly. According to ESPN analyst Alex Cora, the Kansas City Royals are considering Reyes at second base. Baseball Insider for 1 day; Sources: Royals José Reyes to play 2B.Ok, back to be the ex-player who will be covering the @NCAACWS. — Alex Cora (@ac13alex) June 16, 2016 Reyes played 43 games at second base in 2004 but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Omar Infante Contract Goes from Bad to Worse

  The inevitable happened. The Royals finally parted ways with Omar Infante, designating him for assignment this afternoon. The writing has been on the wall for a while now. Infante had seen a drastic decline in his playing time of late, as his last start and at bat came June 2, where he cost the Royals at least one run with a brutal defensive game that ended up as a...
Via Royals Blue
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Showalter cracks computer joke over Royals All-Star votes

By Jason Rowan Some argue that fans of the Kansas City Royals are making a mockery of the Major League Baseball’s All-Star voting system given that eight members of the team currently are leading the balloting and are in line to start in the Midsummer Classic at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on July 16. Others, including Baltimore Orioles skipper Buck Showalter, are...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Season defining series

The Royals and Omar Infante look to move ahead of his former team the Detroit Tigers in the division standings this weekend (royalsreview.com). The Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night by a final score of 6-2. With a Detroit Tigers loss to the Minnesota Twins, the Royals pull within a half game, and with both teams having an off day on Thursday, the Royals...
Via isportsweb.com
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Infante's single in 9th lifts Royals over Angels 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Omar Infante delivered another big hit against the Angels, singling home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning to send the Kansas City Royals over Los Angeles 5-4 Sunday. Lorenzo Cain hit three doubles for the Royals, finishing with four hits and two RBIs. An error by second baseman Howie Kendrick set up the game-ending hit by Infante, whose grand slam...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Have a Day, Infante!

Omar Infante decided today he would load the Royals up on his shoulder and take them to the promise land!  Infante took his MLB leading RBI total for a second baseman, and add a 6 spot to it (17 total now).  He is the first second baseman to do so since…Omar Infante, last year against James Shields and the Royals.  Shields would say “I am glad he is on this team now!” after...
Via Royals Blue
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Infante's six RBIs carry Royals past Orioles 9-3

BALTIMORE -- Omar Infante homered and tied a career high with six RBIs, James Shields pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the Kansas City Royals coasted to a 9-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Nori Aoki scored three runs for the Royals, who took two of three from Baltimore to conclude a 3-4 road trip that began in Cleveland. Kansas City is 12-0 when scoring...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Omar Infante might avoid disabled list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have reported that overnight tests on second baseman Omar Infante indicate he did not suffer a concussive head injury when struck in the jaw by a pitch from Tampa Bay reliever Heath Bell. Infante was taken to the University of Kansas Medical Center for observation after receiving six stitches by the Royals' medical team Monday night to close a wound...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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