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Royals | Omar Infante might not play every day

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 10:16:06 -0800

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante is not guaranteed to be the team's everyday second baseman, according to general manager Dayton Moore. "I just know we're going to put the best team out there each and every night, and I know Omar is capable of being that guy," Moore said. "But we like Christian Colon, too. But you need them all to win, as you know. It's a team, and you count on everyone to perform. I don't know if Omar, at this point, is going to play 162 games."

Fantasy Tip: Neither Infante nor Colon will match the offensive production that Ben Zobrist provided for Kansas City down the stretch last year. Infante is still considered to have the edge in the competition, even though he is recovering from minor surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow. They should be targeted exclusively in AL-only fantasy leagues during the later rounds.

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Royals | Omar Infante recovering from surgery

Sat, 02 Jan 2016 12:02:34 -0800

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante (elbow) underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow in November, according to multiple major league sources. He is expected to be completely healthy by the time spring training camp opens.

Fantasy Tip: Infante is likely to serve as Kansas City's regular second baseman this season due to the departure of Ben Zobrist, although he won't be able to duplicate his offensive production. He has been bothered by shoulder issues through his first two years with the Royals and the club believes his throwing motion was altered to compensate for the pain. Infante should be selected in the later rounds of fantasy drafts for AL-only leagues.

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Royals | Omar Infante rehab update

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17:01:43 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante (oblique) has been sent to Arizona to begin playing in rehab games.

Fantasy Tip: Infante has been sidelined for more than three weeks because of a Grade 1-plus oblique strain. If all goes well with his rehab, he could be added to the team's postseason roster if the Royals advance to the World Series. However, he is unlikely to have much of an impact in FantasyScore.

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Royals | Omar Infante has oblique strain

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:02:49 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante (oblique) is dealing with a Grade 1-plus oblique strain, which typically causes a player to miss two to four weeks, according to manager Ned Yost. Infante last played Friday, Sept. 18. Yost is hoping Infante can make it back to play in the postseason. 2B Ben Zobrist has replaced Infante at second base and is batting .308 with a .389 on-base percentage in 47 games with Kansas City.

Fantasy Tip: Infante ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) hadn't been playing regularly anyways and is more of a defense-first commodity. Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) clearly has more offensive upside and should be owned everywhere. He has really picked it up with the lumber ever since being traded at the deadline and joining a more potent offense.

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Royals | Ben Zobrist sitting vs. Tigers

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 14:23:35 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Ben Zobrist is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 18. 2B Omar Infante is starting at the keystone and batting seventh against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander Friday.

Fantasy Tip: After a hot start with the Royals, Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has slowed down a touch with a .267/.333/.450 slash line in September. Infante ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is coming off a seven RBI showing Thursday, Sept. 17, but he still shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a low-priced dice roll at FantasyScore Friday.

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Royals | Omar Infante drives in seven runs

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 19:52:52 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and a career-high seven RBIs against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Sept. 17. He fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.

Fantasy Tip: Infante ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) was making his first start in 11 days and anyone who used him in FantasyScore received a great deal of production for an extremely low price Thursday. He has been replaced by Ben Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) as the club's regular second baseman, so don't get used to stat lines like this.

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Royals | Alex Gordon taking day off

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 11:48:26 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 17. 2B Ben Zobrist is starting in left field and hitting leadoff, while 2B Omar Infante draws the starts at second base and is hitting seventh against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber.

Fantasy Tip: Kluber has missed his last two starts due to injury, so this might be the time to play Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) against him on FantasyScore. Infante ($2,700, 5.4% of cap), on the other hand, is a daily commodity to avoid against last year's Cy Young winner.

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Royals | Lorenzo Cain will not start

Sun, 06 Sep 2015 10:41:15 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Erik Johnson Sunday, Sept. 6. 2B Ben Zobrist will start in right field and is batting second, while 2B Omar Infante will start at second base and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) likely will be back in the lineup in the next game or two. Infante ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is hitting only .218 this season, so owners should be able to find better options to use on FantasyScore.

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Royals | Ben Zobrist out of lineup Saturday

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 15:06:39 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Ben Zobrist is not in the starting lineup Saturday, Sept. 5, against the Chicago White Sox. 2B Omar Infante is batting eighth against White Sox SP Jose Quintana.

Fantasy Tip: With Quintana pitching, there are some changes to the lineup and Zobrist ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is one of them despite a .333 average in the past week. Infante ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is hitting .148 against Quintana and should be kept out of your roster.

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Royals | Omar Infante returns to the lineup

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:13:31 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Omar Infante (back) is batting ninth against Boston Red Sox SP Henry Owens Friday, Aug. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Infante ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) last played Sunday, Aug. 16, and currently sports a disappointing 3-for-45 run dating back to Friday, July 31. He is a low-end fantasy option in all formats, and FantasyScore players should aim higher or hunt for better value in his price range.

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