Posted December 13, 2013

Report: Omar Infante, Royals agree to 4-year, $30M contract

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New Royals outfielder Omar Infante had a career-high 113 OPS+ in 2013. (Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

New Royals outfielder Omar Infante had a career-high 113 OPS+ in 2013. (Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Royals agreed to sign free agent infielder Omar Infante, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney.

According to the report, Infante will receive a four-year deal worth $30 million.

Infante hit .318 with 10 home runs and 51 RBIs in 118 games with the Detroit Tigers last season.

The New York Yankees also were reportedly interested in Infante, offering him a three-year, $24 million deal. Infante can play multiple positions in the infield, but has played 60 percent of his time at second baseman.

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Infante is an upgrade over anything the Royals put out at second base last season. The team’s second basemen hit .243 with only four home runs in 2013.


2 comments
chenderson0328
chenderson0328

Well Infante definitely cashed in with their being no other good option on the market at second base. My Royals have had some of the worst 2B play in the majors for at least the last couple of years (cough...Chris Getz) so this was a good move.