Omar Infante 2B KC 18 Days

Omar Infante returned to action on Saturday July 5.

Omar Infante 2B KC 19 Days

Omar Infante was scratched from Friday's lineup with back tightness.

It's worrisome given that he missed about three weeks of action back in May with the same injury. At this point, though, it's unclear how long Infante might be sidelined. Christian Colon is taking Infante's spot at second base.

Omar Infante 2B KC 26 Days

Omar Infante went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Friday's win against the Angels.

The slam was part of a seven-run third inning that the Royals put together against Matt Shoemaker and the Angels. It was just Infante's fifth home run of the season. While you shouldn't expect Infante to be hitting bombs left and right, he's been productive for a second baseman in the run production department, knocking in thirty-eight runs despite not really hitting for average (.247) or power (.362).

Omar Infante 2B KC 1 Month

Omar Infante went 2-for-4 and homered as the Royals' leadoff man Wednesday in a 2-1 win over the Tigers.

Today's was a much different game after the Royals scored 11 runs both Monday and Tuesday, but it was a 10th straight win for the new AL Central leaders. They'll go for a four-game sweep in Detroit on Thursday. Infante has already doubled his season homer total from two to four in the series, and he's scored a run in seven of his last eight games.

Omar Infante 2B KC 1 Month

Omar Infante had a three-run homer and an RBI single in the Royals' 11-8 win over the Tigers on Monday.

It was an 11-2 drubbing until the ninth, when the Tigers suddenly made it interesting. The Royals had 17 hits in the game, and every starter besides Mike Moustakas had a hit and a run scored (Moustakas had neither). Infante's homer versus his former team was his third in 200 at-bats this season. He's batting just .249/.290/.353 this season, which is way down from last year's .318/.345/.450 line.

Omar Infante 2B KC 1 Month

Omar Infante went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored Saturday against the White Sox.

The Royals have won six straight games and now sit just one game behind the Tigers in the AL Central. Infante has had a slow start with Kansas City, but he's currently riding a five-game hitting streak.

Omar Infante 2B KC 1 Month

Omar Infante had a nice night at the plate in Friday's victory over the Royals, going 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored.

He has seen his share of struggles this season, slashing .242/.287/.339 with two homers and 25 RBI through his first 186 at-bats. Hopefully for fantasy owners, this three-hit effort will finally get him going.

Omar Infante 2B KC 2 Months

Royals activated 2B Omar Infante from the 15-day disabled list.

Infante, out since early May with back stiffness, made it through three minor league rehab games without incident over the weekend. He returns to a .267/.326/.392 batting line over 30 games.

Omar Infante 2B KC 2 Months

Omar Infante (back) is expected to be activated from the disabled list during the series against the Astros that begins on Monday.

Infante began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha on Friday and will just need a few at-bats before rejoining the big club as long as he can avoid a setback. The second baseman has been out since early May with back stiffness.

Omar Infante 2B KC 2 Months

Omar Infante (back) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

Infante has gone through workouts this week with no issues and is ready to try things out in game action. He shouldn't need too many rehab at-bats, so expect the Royals to activate their second baseman within the next few days. He's been out since early May.