Omar Infante
2B KC
2 weeks ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Omar Infante
2B KC
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Infante was cut loose by the Royals last week after clearing 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.

Omar Infante
2B KC
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Omar Infante
2B KC
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Omar Infante
2B KC
2 months ago

Infante was designated for assignment Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Omar Infante
2B KC
3 months ago

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 MLB.com, Royals manager Ned Yost is currently defining Infante's role as "protection" against further injuries.

EDGE Analysis

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 pro-rated 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 is no guarantee that Infante will retain a roster spot with the Royals as the season progresses.

Omar Infante
2B KC
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Omar Infante
2B KC
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Omar Infante
2B KC
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Omar Infante
2B KC
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.