|Dec. 16 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET19:21 ET0:21 GMT8:21 CST5:21 PM MST7:21 PM EST7:51 PM VEN4:21 UAE (+1)6:21 PM CT-The Royals have finalized a $30.25 million, four-year contract with Infante to become their primary second baseman. An agreement was reached Friday, and the deal was announced Monday night.
Analysis: Infante, who turns 32 on Dec. 26, should stabilize second base after the Royals churned through six players last season. None of them did enough to earn the job. Infante hit .318 with 10 homers and 51 RBIs in 118 games for Detroit last season.
|Dec. 13 4:31 PM PT5:31 PM MT6:31 PM CT7:31 PM ET19:31 ET0:31 GMT8:31 CST5:31 PM MST7:31 PM EST8:01 PM VEN4:31 UAE (+1)6:31 PM CT-A person close to the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Royals and second baseman Omar Infante are nearing an agreement on a four-year contract. The person spoke Friday night on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized. Fox Sports first reported the two sides were close to an agreement.
Analysis: Royals general manager Dayton Moore has said throughout the offseason that upgrading at second base was a priority. Kansas City used six players at the position this past season, though none did enough to make the Royals feel comfortable moving forward. The 31-year-old Infante would stabilize second base in Kansas City for the first time in years. He hit .318 with 10 homers and 51 RBIs in 118 games for Detroit last season.
|Sep. 7 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET18:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 CST3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)5:24 PM CT-Infante had career highs with five hits and six RBIs as Detroit knocked off Kansas City 16-2 on Friday.
Analysis: Infante is hitting .424 with 15 RBIs over his last 15 games.
|Sep. 1 11:29 AM PT12:29 PM MT1:29 PM CT2:29 PM ET14:29 ET18:29 GMT2:29 CST11:29 AM MST1:29 PM EST1:59 PM VEN22:29 UAE1:29 PM CT-Infante was simply awesome Saturday in a 10-5 win over the Tribe.
Analysis: Infante homered twice and drove in five runs and analyzed his success afterward. "I've been trying in BP, try to hit line drives. Sometimes I make a lot of fly balls. Try to work with my top hand, that's helped me a lot," he said.
|Aug. 17 7:13 PM PT8:13 PM MT9:13 PM CT10:13 PM ET22:13 ET2:13 GMT10:13 CST7:13 PM MST9:13 PM EST9:43 PM VEN6:13 UAE (+1)9:13 PM CT-Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante has left a game against the Kansas City Royals with lower back stiffness.
Analysis: He was replaced at the start of the seventh inning by Ramon Santiago. The Tigers say Infante is day to day. Infante was activated from the disabled list earlier in the week after being out for more than a month with a sprained left ankle. He is hitting .315 with six homers and 29 RBIs.
|Aug. 14 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET13:16 ET17:16 GMT1:16 CST10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST12:46 PM VEN21:16 UAE12:16 PM CT-Infante had three hits in Tuesday's 4-3, 11-inning loss to the ChiSox.
Analysis: Infante has seen action soaringly so don't use him.
|July 3 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET21:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 CST6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST8:30 PM VEN5:00 UAE (+1)8:00 PM CT-Detroit activated Infante from the disabled list prior to Monday's game against Chicago.
Analysis: Infante was put on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle on July 4. He was 4 for 19 with one RBI in five games in a rehab assignment at Toledo.
|July 2 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET17:12 ET21:12 GMT5:12 CST2:12 PM MST4:12 PM EST4:42 PM VEN1:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-Infante went 4 for 4 with a homer in Monday's loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Infante is 9 for 17 over his last five games.
|June 12 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET15:29 ET19:29 GMT3:29 CST12:29 PM MST2:29 PM EST2:59 PM VEN23:29 UAE2:29 PM CT-Infante had three hits in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Royals.
Analysis: Infante is batting .317 in his last nine road games.
|June 5 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 CST12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE2:54 PM CT-Infante homered and drove in three runs in the Tigers' 10-1 rout of Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Infante, batting .298, is 6 for 19 (.316) in his last four games. He was 0 for 13 in his previous four.
|May 31 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET16:00 ET20:00 GMT4:00 CST1:00 PM MST3:00 PM EST3:30 PM VEN0:00 UAE (+1)3:00 PM CT-Infante had two hits in Thursday's 11-inning loss to the Bucs.
Analysis: Infante's .338 OBP is his best in five seasons so it remains to be seen if he can maintain that pace.
|May 11 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET18:20 ET22:20 GMT6:20 CST3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST5:50 PM VEN2:20 UAE (+1)5:20 PM CT-Infante matched a season high with three hits Friday in a 10-4 win over the Tribe.
Analysis: Infante is hitting .387 over his last 15 games and could represent a shrewd fantasy pick-up.
|May 10 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 CST1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Infante matched a season high with three hits in Detroit's 5-4 loss to Washington on Thursday.
Analysis: Infante, batting .304, is 21 for 58 (.362) over his last 14 games.
|Apr. 28 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 CST1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-Infante went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs in Saturday's 7-4 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Infante has hit safely in five straight.