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It was a rough week for the middle infield of the Kansas City Royals, it seems. We just looked at Alcided Escobar, and joining him on the cold side is his double play partner Omar Infante.
Infante was a slight bit better than Escobar with the bat, producing a .200/.250/.200 batting line, scoring once and driving in a run. He drew a walk and struck out once in his 15 at bats.
Yet, Infante is not the same sort of defensive presence that Escobar is. While Infante is solid with the glove, he is not the same sort of player that Escobar is in the field. His value is definitely tied more into his ability with the bat.
It has been a struggle for Omar Infante for most of the season this year, as he has battled a elbow issues and nagging injuries. Hopefully, he can get on another one of his hot stretches soon.
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