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Miami Marlins
2014 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.280
Name  Omar Infante
Born  12/26/1981
Height  6-0
Weight  180
Number  14
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
 
8/18/2013 11:15:00 AM
Description: A back injury will keep Tigers second baseman Omar Infante out Sunday against the Royals.
Insight: Infante suffered the injury Saturday in a Tigers victory. Ramon Santiago will take over at second base.
 
8/17/2013 10:34:00 PM
Description: Detroit second baseman Omar Infante exited Saturday's game because of lower back stiffness. SOURCE: Jason Beck, MLB.com
Insight: It's a tough break for Infante, who just came off the disabled list on Monday. He went 2-for-3 before leaving in the top of the eighth inning.
 
8/14/2013 6:59:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Omar Infante went 2-for-4 with one RBI and a run Wednesday against the White Sox.
Insight: Infante has gone 5-for-13 with two RBI in three games since returning from a sprained ankle that kept him out for more five weeks. He's hitting .312 this season.
 
8/12/2013 6:53:00 PM
Description: The Tigers have activated second baseman Omar Infante from the disabled list.
Insight: Infante, who has been out with a sprained ankle, last played on July 3rd. He's batting seventh Monday against the White Sox.
 
8/9/2013 8:16:00 PM
Description: As long as he doesn't suffer any more setbacks, Omar Infante should be back in the Tigers' lineup Monday against the White Sox. SOURCE: Jason Beck, MLB.com
Insight: Infante has been working his way back from a sprained ankle he suffered at the beginning of July. He carries a .309 batting average through his first 76 games this season.
 
8/8/2013 7:23:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Omar Infante (ankle) returned to the Triple-A Toledo lineup Thursday after sitting out Wednesday due to ankle soreness, according to Chris Iott of MLive.com.
Insight: Infante hasn't played for the Tigers since suffering a sprained left ankle when Colby Rasmus slid into him on July 3. He already suffered a setback at the end of July, so expect the Tigers to be extra careful with him if he has more soreness going forward on his rehab assignment.
 
8/8/2013 10:19:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Omar Infante has suffered a setback in his recovery from a sprained ankle. SOURCE: Detroit Free Press
Insight: Infante, who had been rehabbing with Triple-A Toledo, wasn't in the lineup Wednesday because of ankle soreness. The Tigers would obviously rather have Infante in the lineup but the truth is, they've been just fine without him. Since the All-Star break, they've won 15 out of 18 including 11 straight and are now six games clear of Cleveland in the AL Central. Ramon Santiago will continue to play second base in Infante's absence.
 
7/26/2013 11:44:00 AM
Description: Detroit second baseman Omar Infante (ankle) exited Thursday's rehab game after suffering a setback in his rehab, according to MLive.com. "I’m feeling a lot of pain in my ankle right now," Infante said. "Real bad. Now when I’m walking, I feel pain."
Insight: Infante was hoping to return to the Tigers Friday. He suffered an ankle sprain when Colby Rasmus slid into him to break up a double play earlier this month. The second baseman is hitting .309 with six homers this season.
 
7/25/2013 5:36:00 PM
Description: Detroit second baseman Omar Infante (ankle) will return Friday if he feels he is ready after Thursday's rehab game, according to Tom Gage of the Detroit News.
Insight: Infante suffered an ankle sprain when Colby Rasmus slid into him to break up a double play earlier this month. The second baseman is hitting .309 with six homers this season.
 
7/19/2013 8:15:00 PM
Description: Detroit second baseman Omar Infante (ankle) will be reevaluated Saturday, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
Insight: Infante suffered an ankle sprain when Colby Rasmus slid into him to break up a double play earlier this month. The second baseman will need a rehab assignment before returning from the disabled list.
 
7/9/2013 5:01:00 PM
Description: Detroit second baseman Omar Infante (ankle) will spend some time on the disabled list due to a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Infante suffered shin and ankle injuries when Colby Rasmus slid into him to break up a double play last Wednesday. The second baseman's shin contusion has cleared up, but his ankle injury has persisted. Detroit has placed him on the DL retroactive to July 4.